Interview with YA author and founder of YIC Launchpad Dashawn Patrick

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Q/A with YA author P.D. Workman

What’s the hardest part about writing YA lit?: When exactly did you know you wanted to be a writer?: Writing has always been a part of me. I have little construction paper books that I made before I could even ...

Q/A with YA author Jill Turner

What’s the hardest part about writing YA lit?: The two books I have out at present (The Seelie Princess and Rise of the Dragons) are for older children rather than for young adults/teenagers but I know that a lot of ...

Q/A with YA author Andy Conway

What’s the hardest part about writing YA lit?: I guess the hardest part of writing YA lit is not actually writing YA lit. That is, I’ve never consciously sat down and tried to write for that market. My Touchstone series ...

Q/A with YA author aimeeann

What’s the hardest part about writing YA lit?: You probably don’t want a short answer here, but honestly the hardest part about writing YA is deciding which of my YAs I want to write in currently.

Q/A with YA author Courtney Brandt

What’s the hardest part about writing YA lit?: Not too much!  I seem to have a perpetual teen voice and enjoy writing in first person.  I think my largest issue as an author is better development of my characters.

Q/A with YA author Regina Clarke

What’s the hardest part about writing YA lit?: Once I have the characters in mind, the dialogue just seems to show up for the age group. Sometimes it feels like I’m overhearing their conversations. The setting is actually more difficult ...

Rachel Starr Thomson

What’s the hardest part about writing YA lit?: The same thing that’s the hardest part about all writing: writing it! I don’t see YA as substantively different from other kinds of fiction. It demands the same great pacing, great characterization, ...