New Adult (NA) Fiction is a burgeoning category in literature circles these days. In my search for just the right genre for my WIP, I've come across this term more and more often. As recently as a few months ago though, this was a complete mystery to me. It wasn't until I attended an author … Continue reading Becoming a Storyteller: New Adult, or, Wizards and Vampires and Sex! Oh My!
With my current Work In Progress, I'm wrestling with a major genre decision that will frame my entire narrative. On the surface, the choice to make my main character 16 or 18 seems inconsequential, but that choice could very well determine in what genre my story gets slotted. Young Adult (YA) or New Adult (NA). … Continue reading Becoming a Storyteller: 4 Pitfalls of YA Writing
Along my journey to become a storyteller, I've come across many different people, techniques and ideas that have helped me. One of the more recent encounters occurred when I visited the Sunshine Tour's author event at Books & Books in Coral Gables. The Sunshine Tour features more than 11 Young Adult authors for Q&As and … Continue reading Becoming a Storyteller: To YA or Not to YA, that might very well be the Question. Part 2.
Last weekend, I had the opportunity to attend an author event at a locally owned bookstore here in good ol' Miami, FL, Books & Books. The Sunshine Tour features 11+ Young Adult novelists, touring eight cities in the Southeast. I came across the tour by something of a happy accident. While writing a post on the … Continue reading Becoming a Storyteller: To YA or Not To YA, that might very well be the Question. Part 1.