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"That may be true, but since teenagers will be the main readers of YA fiction, it would probably be best to make the character in that age group, just so they're alienating to the target audience. The twenties to most teens is considered an…"
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No, I haven't. It sounds good, though. I'm reading Princess of the Midnight Ball right now, and I also have Pegasus waiting to be read. My story has a princess in it, who's trying to stop her world from literally falling apart. I haven't read much high fantasy; I got into the urban stuff when Twilight came out. Still love those books, but I'm not as into them as I used to be. My taste in reading can be pretty ecletic (like my taste in music!). It helps being a YA librarian, and working with another staff member closely too. We each have different tastes, so between us, we can pretty much cover everything out there in the YA genre :-)
Ah, and therein lies the problem for each of us as writers: finding someone to appreciate our places and people :-) Is your novel urban fantasy, or higher? Mine isn't quite high, but it's certainly not anywhere near urban, either. Not sure what to call it :-)
I know. I think that's why I love sci-fi movies...I'm a huge Star Wars fan, and absolutely love the show "Firefly" and its movie, "Serenity." Those worlds are so easy to get lost in, and I'm hoping my fictitious world, Pentel, will be that for other people. Well, and I hope they love my characters, too.
Haha, mine is too :-) I'm not even into higher fantasy that much; I got the ideas for the characters, and that's just kind of what novel I saw them in. Its fun, though, making up my own little world. I sort of have book two already outlined, but since I started book one over, I won't get to that one for awhile. But the rewrite is better than the first; I get into the action much quicker. And I really like my characters.
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