The morning started off rocky. I had to be up, out of bed, showered, dressed, drag a kid out of bed and get the kid dressed, get some food shoved at both of us, and out the door at an inhumane time to make it to the child’s allergy appointment. I did make myself a Read more about I love it when that happens…[…]
Five days have passed since my official launch of BORN TO BE A DRAGON (available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble in both paperback and ebook format). I can only describe the feelings I’ve gone through as a roller coaster, much like I explained on the last day’s post on Heather McCorkle’s blog. Only now, I’m Read more about Launch Update[…]
This weekend I’ve been invited to speak at a writers workshop about the differences between the genres “Middle Grade” and “Young Adult”. Since this is my first time speaking in front of other writers, I thought it would be a good idea to type it all out so it’s fresh in my head. Besides, a lot of people desire the answers to this subject! So maybe it will help someone here too.
Topics I will cover:
So, what is the difference between Middle Grade and Young Adult?
What are the theme differences in MG and YA?
Is the length of the MS important?
Is it true that I shouldn’t use big words in Middle Grade?
Authentic conversations are important in all novels, not just Middle Grade.
How do you keep a middle grader turning the page?
Children Book Clicks… Join one, or not?
I’m an adult, should I be reading other middle grade books?
Girls vs. Boys Middle Grade Books
Titles Matter more than you think!
And my Final Thoughts
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