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Guest Post on Tackling Tough Topics in YA Over at Writers Digest!

Super fun news today! I’m guest blogging over at Writers Digest today on the subject of Tackling Tough Topics in YA. (Writers Digest has over 413,000 Twitter followers, so, you know, I’m pretty excited. Maybe even more than when Lake Bell retweeted me last night!) 😉

Writers Digest tweetHere’s a little sample of the piece:

My number one piece of advice to anyone seeking to tackle difficult themes in YA: don’t forget the character while writing about the issue. If there’s a subject you are passionate about and want to write about, go for it, no matter how tricky the issue may be—teenagers can handle and understand a lot more than we sometimes give them credit for. But readers of any age also want to connect with the characters they’re reading about. If you are able to find that balance, you’ll have a successful story.

Click here to check out the entire post and enter to WIN A SIGNED COPY of My Life After Now!

Lake Bell retweet

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