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5 Tips for Writing Great Young Adult Stories

Desiree Villena is a writer with Reedsy, a marketplace that connects self-publishing authors with the world’s best editors, designers, and marketers. She’s very passionate about helping authors reach their dreams, and enjoys reading and writing short stories in her spare time, especially YA!

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2 thoughts on “5 Tips for Writing Great Young Adult Stories

  1. My best understanding of YA is that it’s just like literature for adults but with protagonists and concerns most typical of people in their mid to late teens. For this reason I never understand how it is included in kid-lit at all.
    It is, without a doubt, a powerful category for the ages where readers are passionate about stories and many of us continue to read YA our whole lives.

    1. I liked what you said about chasing trends, Susan. So very true! You need to write the story that speaks to you and trust that you will find the right market when the time comes. I am mostly drawn to MG, because I think I tend to think more like a 12-year-old than a teen. I’m impressed with those who can write well for this age group.

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