18. Genre Rules for Writing YA and MG Novels

Whether you're writing fantasy, horror, literary fiction, or any other genre, you as a writer have reader expectations to fulfill. In this lesson, we talk about the rules for writing Young Adult and Middle Grade novels, along with rules for specific genres and subgenres. By familiarizing yourself with these rules, you'll set yourself up to meet your readers' expectations and even exceed them. We'll cover:

  • 7 guidelines for writing Young Adult and Middle Grade novels.

  • What tropes are and how to use them to your advantage.

  • Genre example: rules for writing Action-Adventure

  • How to figure out your subgenre and why this helps you make sales

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