Next workshop, Dec. 5th: [How to Write for Magazines]. Click to Learn More.

So You Want to Write? Blog

The Ultimate Guide To Writing YA Fiction [2020]

The Ultimate Guide To Writing YA Fiction [2020]

This is a comprehensive guide to writing young adult (YA) fiction, designed to help you form your thoughts into a shape that will hook your readers and keep them flipping the page!
An Interview with Literary Agent & YA/Kidlit Expert Ali McDonald

An Interview with Literary Agent & YA/Kidlit Expert Ali McDonald

For this post we interviewed literary agent Ali McDonald. She’s the lead agent specializing in YA (Young Adult) and children’s literature at lite...
The Top 10 YA Tropes & How to Avoid Them

The Top 10 YA Tropes & How to Avoid Them

  No time to read this article? Download it as a PDF checklist! Download this Checklist! By Michael Pietrzak The Young Adult (YA) ge...

A Perfect Darling by Mackenzie Belcastro

I spun left, then right, watching the silver silk ripple. “Smile,” I told myself. My lips twitched in their corners, then fizzled, straightening...