Years ago I attended some good panels on YA science fiction and fantasy writing. I thought I would share the links that I posted on another site.
This includes a discussion of levels of sex and violence. It also discusses those in terms of American versus European publishers/audiences.
“We get to deal with big decisions of good and bad…
Love the quote from Harry Potter about choosing between the good and the easy.”
Tell an entertaining story.
Someone having to make choices.
You need to be aware of conflict.
Conflict is the point.
Males as want to be… are boys really boys?
SF for years created women as men because their characterization sucked.
Let’s not do this the other way.