At their core, YA books are for and about teenagers and pre-teens, usually between 12 and 18 years old, but sometimes as young as Yet more than half of all YA novels sold are bought by older adults 18 or older, and certain titles published in the U. Below are eight of their most successful strategies.
Now what? Having just published my first adult novel, The Regularsafter having two young adult novels published, I know novel writing is a long and difficult road that will drive you crazy and compensate you poorly. But nothing compares to the thrill of crafting a story that is entirely, uniquely yours.
By Deborah Halverson, M. The elements of storytelling are the same for young adult fiction and adult fiction, but writers of young adult fiction must come at those elements with a wholly different mindset. After all, this category has its own rules, its own quirks, and its own very opinionated audience: teens and tweens.
New Adult, or NA for short, is a genre that is relatively new, but highly popular. Novels of this genre are usually romance stories involving characters the hero and heroine aged 18 to 26 years. Because of the age group, these stories appeal to young adults, adults, as well as people in their early twenties. There are many key elements of a New Adult story.
New Adult is an emerging market that brings readers in their late teens and early twenties, who are all too often missing from the pages of both Young Adult and Adult books, to the forefront. This may seem like cause for celebration—and it is—but in the 10 years since it first emerged, New Adult books have struggled to overcome heavy stigma. It's this stigma, and how we can push past it to make the most of this fantastic new emerging market, that we're going to talk about today.
This means that this market is healthier than ever—and so is the competition for getting published. So what are the keys to writing a successful young adult novel? Before you even start typing, you must get into the mind of your target audience.
Writing a fiction novel is the ultimate goal for many aspiring authors today. In doing so, you essentially create your own characters with unique backstories and evocative plots. However, this is no easy feat, and with it comes much responsibility.
But while the rest of us sit on either side of this unbreachable opinion-chasm throwing freshly sharpened blogs at each other, one group of authors has proved self-pubbing can work by quietly making a shitload of cash. These happy few are the writers of New Adult fiction and while some of them have now been snapped up by the trad-faction, most of them got their start on the indie circuit, coming to prominence via word of mouth and tens of thousands of ecstatic reviews on GoodReads. New Adult has nothing to do with Young Adult no vampires or dystopian futures or supernatural forces herebut everything to do with Romance.
There are stories for babies, children, and adults- but Young Adult Fiction is, by far, the most difficult to write. With such a wide variety of topics and styles, not to mention an unspecified age group, how can this task possibly be accomplished? This article can help!