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, ...

Q/A with Bokerah Brumley

What’s the hardest part about writing YA lit?: I think the hardest part is coming up with something original, or a fresh take on something that’s been done before. When exactly did you know you wanted to be a writer?: ...

Q/A with YA Author Chad Swayden

What’s the hardest part about writing YA lit?: The hardest part about writing YA lit is keeping the reader engaged. Of course, that applies to writing for anyone, regardless of your target audience, but I think that young adults have ...

Q/A with YA Author Bronwen Skye

Website: https://bronwenskye.wordpress.com/ What’s the hardest part about writing YA lit?: Finding the time, but when you do it’s so rewarding! When exactly did you know you wanted to be a writer?: I have been writing since my teens.  First I ...

Interview with author Philip J Gould

What’s the hardest part about writing YA lit?: I think the hardest part to writing YA lit is entertaining myself when writing the story.  Sure, it’s equally important, and just as difficult, coming up with an interesting idea, theme, set ...

Q/A with YA Author Luke J. Morris

What’s the hardest part about writing YA lit?: Getting the writing done. Generating ideas is pretty easy, as ideas are everywhere.  Editing and revising are hard work, but generally simple processes, once you know what you’re trying to say. For ...

Q/A with YA Author Brenda Pandos

What’s the hardest part about writing YA lit?: Writing fast enough to keep up with my audience’s consumption habits. When exactly did you know you wanted to be a writer?: When I finished my first novel and wanted to hold ...

Q/A with YA Author Terri Luckey

What’s the hardest part about writing YA lit?: The hardest part about any writing is keeping at it, even on days when it’s not going well. You have no one but yourself to make sure you stay on track. The ...