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WS 37: Classic YA vs Contemporary YA

The writingsnippets crew reads first pages of YA classic and contemporary novels to see what sold in the past and what sells now. We compare hooks, voice, viewpoint, description, setting, character, and more. We’ll be giving away one of the books we evaluate this month, so be sure to leave a comment if you want to be entered in a drawing, and let us know which book you’d prefer to win.

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WS 36: YA fantasy and Contemporary

In this podcast, the writingsnippets crew compares first pages of YA fantasy classic and contemporary novels. See if you can guess which books we’re reading before we tell you. We talk about the importance of voice and point of view in modern day YA fantasy and how raising questions in the beginning helps pull the reader into the story. This month we’ll be giving away one of the YA fantasies we read in this podcast, so leave us a comment to be entered in the drawing and tell us which book you’d like.

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Also- we are changing up our format just a bit, so stay tuned.


WS 35: Adult Contemporary novels comparison

We compare the opening pages of classic novels with contemporary novels.

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