Monday, February 11, 2008

"Typical" characterics of YA?

Pubrants has an entry that lists the 25 Most Common Things You See In YA Literature.

Gotta admit, I'm guilty of 3:

#17 – Parents who are professional writers or book illustrators (Shawna's mom is a photographer/illustrator)

#12 – A dead mother (if she dies IN the story, does it still count?)

#7 – Fingernail biting (Martha)

OK, guys, be honest: how many did YOU hit? And will any of this make you think twice about your current wips or future projects?

2 comments:

LisaYak said...

well, two of those are already in my WIP. I guess I'm on the right track, then?

Great list!

Jeannine said...

yeah, well, my next one has a MC who wants to be a writer, lol.