October 17th, 2012

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Writing Excuses 7.42: Contemporary YA Fiction

Writing Excuses 7.42: Contemporary YA Fiction

From http://www.writingexcuses.com/2012/10/14/writing-excuses-7-42-contemporary-ya-fiction/

Key points: both fantasy and contemporary fiction require characterization, plot structure, and setting that works. Fantasy adds fantastic elements on top of that. Contemporary adds research and accuracy. Develop the pitch before you write the book. A good pitch has a sharp conflict and provokes lots of questions. Pitch, outline, scenes. Having the pitch first helps focus the writing.
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[Brandon] All right. Well. I think we can wrap it here. Janci, do you have a writing prompt that you can give us?
[Janci] I do. Pick a place where teenagers are not typically allowed, like a club or a bar or a military situation, and put a teenager in it.
[Brandon] All right. That's a great prompt.
[Dan] Cool.
[Brandon] This has been Writing Excuses. You're out of excuses, now go write.

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