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Cussing up a storm

A very interesting Guardian piece about why teens don’t cuss in novels. This is actually something we thought long and hard about with respect to Debris Dreams, as witnessed by this earlier post on the subject. The second draft we looked at was chock-full of some very vulgar language. But it was also very appropriate: […]

Toeing the YA Line

YA is popular right now, there’s no denying that. Most of the best-selling fiction, especially in genre, is identified as YA at the moment (well, whatever isn’t ghostwritten by someone for James Patterson or Clive Cussler, that is). You can’t ignore the popularity of Harry Potter, the Hunger Games, Matched, and any number of other […]