young adult book readers "read up"A Lesson by avant security guard
a few ideas about young adult books I learned the hard way
YA remains popular
I had a long escaped literary agent
(she pretty much just didn't communicate with me anymore)
tell me she couldn't sell anything except books about 11 year old girls
so, I wrote one,
"For Esme, With Love."
it hasn't exactly been a best seller.
maybe it was all too clear, I know nothing about 11 year old girls
I wrote it on the premise that young girls think just like young guys
then, I recently read that young adults "read up"
so, I got not very good advice from that literary agent
no literary agent has ever really helped me
no matter how much I sought their help
so, here's my advice
free of charge
if you have a book about an 11 year old, make her 13 or 15
because kids like to "read up"
and if you are a guy,
write about guys
and their exciting, or excruciating adventures
also, love stories work
Added on March 1, 2016
Last Updated on March 1, 2016
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