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Logline: Tales of myth and legend retold. A collection of six folklore retellings that will twist your mind and claim your heart.
Best advice: Never underestimate your audience. YA readers want to be challenged by rich plots, genuine emotion, and multidimensional characters.
Adventures with Adrenaline-Addled Attraction
In keeping with Brinda's advice, one thing that seems to still surprise readers is that what is categorized as young adult, intrigues older readers. That's because, even though the MC is usually a teen, the plot, the characters and the themes are not limited to reach a stereotyped teen profile. Here's what one reviewer--THEBOOKSAGE--said about some YA books he read. One is mine. I blush! But not much, not anymore.
"I have a confession to make. I am NOT a 16-year old girl. And, yet, I absolutely loved C. Lee McKenzie's The Princess of Las Pulgas, which IS about a 16-year old girl. I have read and enjoyed several YA books in the past that had teenage female protagonists - Truly, Madly, Deadly by Hannah Jayne and Wyndano's Cloak by A.R. Silverberry (his was a fantasy to boot) come to mind. So I'm not a novice when it comes to YA's. You can add [McKenzie's] to my recommend list. It's absolutely terrific." The Book Sage
Now here's a little drum roll.
Below (if Blogger hasn't sabotaged me) is a Linky. This is NOT a HOP, so you can relax, Gary, and you can sign up, too. September is National Literacy Month, and I hope that you'll join me in supporting LITERACY. Here's how.
1. Let me know you're interested by signing up on the Linky. Then, please get the code and post the Linky on your own blog if you can. If you don't want to add the Linky to your blog, put up a link to THE WRITE GAME, so others can sign up. I'll keep the Linky on my blog until the last week in September.
2. Below are some pre-written Tweets and I'm hoping we can TWEET UP A STORM with Tweets and RT's the month of September. I'll be posting more pre-written Tweets during the month to keep them fresh.
3. I've created a LIST/GROUP for Twitter @WeWrite4U_Lit, so please join and use the group's handle in your Tweets.
4. I've followed and been followed by these literacy groups. You might want to add some of them or find some local to you.
12 PREPARED TWEETS ( in parentheses I’ve put the source just in case you need it) Hope you'll create some of your own, too.
32 million adults in the U.S. couldn’t read 2013 (FYI citation: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/06/illiteracy-rate_n_3880355.html)
academic failure and delinquency, violence, and crime is welded to reading failure (FYI citation: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/06/illiteracy-rate_n_3880355.html)$225 billion or more each year in non-productivity in the workforce (FYI citation: http://www.literacypartners.org/literacy-in-america/impact-of-illiteracy)