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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Teen Novel: Tips On Writing It

Have a question? Agree, disagree,
with me? Leave me your opinion.

There is a question that must be
answered by you. The question?
What are teens reading, interested
in?

"I don't know, or know if I can
find out." You looked around the
room.

Ask family members. A reliable
source is friends with teens.

Young Adult readers, as they are
known, like most genres.

The age group starts at twelve,
and ends at eighteen.

During the middle of the
adolescent years, teens explore
adult novels. Still, they read
Young Adult novels that interest
them, or pertain to their problems,
concerns.

Visit the library. Discover the
books, novels, teens, Young
Adults, are interested in.

Check-out several. Get a feel
for the tone, style, of different
books for teens.

Write the publishers about books
that appeal to you. Be sure
to include a self-addressed stamped
envelope. Request writer's guidelines.

Try re-writing the plot, structure,
and change the characters. Create a
new book. Decide on an idea, problem,
to write about.

Bring the same creativity, passion,
as you would to any writing project.

Sprinkle-in slang words if you're
sure they are necessary, needed .

Paragraphs for teen novels are
small. Expand information about
characters. Give details that
bring characters to life, and teens
can picture in their minds.

Provide an interesting setting with
believable characters.

No character is perfect. A
character isn't all bad, or without
faults. There are consequences,
punishment, for mistakes.

Stir-in plenty of conflict, issues.
A character succeeds, but another
problem rolls up.

Avoid graphic details of sex and
violence. Pour in suspense and action.

It's important to enjoy writing about
the topic, and pick a writing idea with
mass appeal.
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Marcella Glenn is a freelance writer who has written news reports, worked in an office, reviewed movies, published a newsletter and had her novel, "Grave Street House," published. She, too, is a Writing Consultant as well as a Personal Coach.


She has tried to go down some of life's other paths. A few paths were a mail-order business, the publishing of a pen-pal newsletter and selling plastic-ware. Only, she was back writing before realizing what she was doing.


She'd critique titles, paragraphs, news reports, that no one submitted to her. She'd stop herself, eventually. Marcella Glenn seemed to be enjoying the act of writing. This is how she knew writing was more than a hobby.


Let it be a lesson in your life too. Is writing calling your name? Or, acting? Teaching? Are you interested in engineering? Have the courage to go for your dreams. Simply, believe in yourself.


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February 16, 2009
Every week, The Authors Show, radio version features interviews with up and coming authors from around the world. This week The Authors Show radio features Marcella Glenn, author of  'Grave Street House'.

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