Advice About Writing Y.A. from Editors

Excellent advice about tackling the YA market from two editors at Romance Festival!

Lady Smut

368Hi Readers — there was an awesome discussion with some editors about Y.A. at #ScriptDoctor this morning with Anna Baggaley of Mira UK and Emily Thomas from HotKey.  Here are some highlights —

Early on I asked this question:

Madeline Iva: Is paranormal getting old for editors?

‪Anna Baggaley No, though the term is. A good story is a good story. A fresh angle on paranormal will be seductive.

A lot of people asked variations of my question. She also added later on:

Anna Baggaley paranormal and dystopia are quite done so something diff would be exciting to see.

And further on she said:

Anna Baggaley I’d love to see more UK voice in YA and strong contemporaries

Emily Thomas Your reader needs to fall in love with your character and root for them. Make them loveable.

Someone asked: What’s the new theme for YA at…

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