Actually, it’s more how to NOT write for teens. With apologies to Jeff Foxworthy.
If you’re working on a young adult novel, and all your girl characters are named Jenny, Michelle, and Lisa, you might be pushing 40.
I read an article ages ago, and if I could remember anything else about it, I would add the link, but one . . . → Read More: How to: Write for teens. Not you.
Last Monday I talked about the importance of research. This Monday let’s talk about how I do research. Why? I’m hardly an expert. But I do enjoy researching new things. I know a little bit about a whole lotta topics, which makes me both an irritating almost-know-it-all and a useful editing resource. I know a little . . . → Read More: How to research
Perhaps you’re thinking to yourself, I write fiction. I don’t have to do research.
Au contraire, my little writer ducklings. (My librarian friend once said I collect new writers like a mama duck does her ducklings. If I didn’t already have a name for my company/blog, I’d have done something with that…) Research is necessary in all . . . → Read More: The importance of research