The 8 Habits of Highly Successful Young Adult Fiction Authors

Best-selling writers including John Green and Veronica Roth share their strategies for crafting authentic, relatable teen characters—even in fantasy worlds.

  1. Think Like a Teen
  2. Find the “Emotional Truth” of the Teenage Experience
  3. A Good Pop-Culture Reference Goes a Long Way
  4. Get Input From Real Teenagers
  5. Use Slang Words at Your Own Risk
  6. Keep It Moving
  7. It’s Okay for YA To Get Dark
  8. Find the “Kernel of Hope.”

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