Calling all writers!
If you are a writer (or aspiring writer) trying to break into the growing YA/Tween market, Moorestown Library can help. On Thursday, September 26 at 7 PM join us for a presentation by New Jersey author, Jon Gibbs on 13 Things to Think About When Writing for YA/Tweens.
The enormous popularity of novels like the Twilight series and the Hunger Games trilogy has brought YA literature to the attention of both young and older readers. Many writers are now targeting their efforts to this eager audience. As an author of two middle grade fantasies, Fur-Face and Barnum’s Revenge, Jon Gibbs is well qualified to talk about the special demands of writing for YA/Tweens. There’s more to writing for the middle grade/young adult market than just making your characters the appropriate age. What topics interest YA/Tween readers today? Should you write in the first person or the third? What level of vocabulary should you use? Which (if any) topics or situations are considered off-limits by traditional publishers?
Born in England, Jon Gibbs now lives in New Jersey and is the founder of the New Jersey Authors Network, a free to join/free to use network for writers based in the Garden State. Gibbs gives writing presentations and workshops in schools and libraries and has spoken at the Library before and was very well-received. The presentation on September 26 is free but space is limited so call the Reference Desk at 856-234-0333 to sign up today. The evening is certain to be both informative and fun!