Tag Archive | middle grade

MG To YA: Why Turn To The Dark Side?

MG To YA: Why Turn To The Dark Side?

Guest Blogger: Emily H. Jeffries There may be no divide in the Speculative Fiction world so stark as that between Middle Grade and Young Adult. A passing glimpse of any sampling of cover art will reveal as much. We are programmed to believe that the twelve-year-old will pick up a book featuring adventuring siblings on […]

It’s That Time Again

It’s That Time Again

It’s that time again. The time when writers everywhere are gearing up for National Novel Writing Month. Clearing their schedules of everything not essential to survival and outlining stories so all they have to do is start pounding away at the keyboard, starting at 12:01 am on November first. I have participated almost every year […]

Prose Matters

Prose Matters

I got into a discussion on Facebook recently about middle-grade fiction and what is and isn’t good writing for middle-grade. Now, I’m far from an expert on that age range literature, but I’ve read enough books and I’ve got enough kids that I have some knowledge of what works and what doesn’t. Anyway, in the […]