It’s easy to give advice to others, but there’s no one who gives it better than actual writers that have been there and done it themselves
I’ve scoured the web to find some of the best writing advice for all aspiring authors. So if you’d like some advice from the success stories that are already out there, then feel free to take a look below and check out some of fantastic writing tips from authors including Meg Cabot and John Green.
Darren Shan is big in the YA world, especially when it comes to the horror genre. His back catalogue includes the likes of The Saga of Darren Shan, which was made into a movie, as well as The Demonata series and the Zom-B collection to mention a few.
Shan has some great writing advice, so make sure you check it out at the above link.
Famed for writing the Mortal Instruments collection, that was also turned into a film and is now in production as a TV series, Cassandra Clare also offers words of wisdom on her blog too! The link’s above, so what are you waiting for?
When it comes to writing for the YA female audience, there are few who do it better than Meg Cabot. As an author that can pump multiple books out yearly, and as the writer of The Princess Diaries series (which, once again, was turned into movies by Disney), you can be sure Cabot knows what she’s doing!
If you’re unfamiliar with Patrick Ness, you simply must get on board with his works right away. Ness is the author of the Chaos Walking trilogy, as well as many more books. He was an author I studied during my Writing for Children MA, which should tell you right away that there’s something to learn from Ness and his work.
You may have heard of Green due to his hugely successful books including The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns, (again, both of which are movies!). So take a look at his blog if you want some more advice from a YA author who is wonderful at his craft.
Whether you’ve read The Maze Runner series, or any of Dashner’s work for that matter, then you know he has something special. If you were wowed by his work, whether you’ve heard about it through book or film format, then head on over to his blog for some fantastic writing advice.
Veronica Roth is another one of those YA authors who have had their books portrayed on the big screen. If you’re unfamiliar with the series, then you simply must check out her novel Divergent (and the rest of the collection too). And while you’re working your way through her fiction, why not head on over to her website above for some key writing advice?
Finally, the last YA author on our list is Malorie Blackman. Blackman takes her novels and does something truly different to anything I’ve ever read before. If you want some advice on writing from someone who stands out from the crowd, Malorie Blackman is the author you need to go to for advice.
There are, of course, plenty other authors out there that all have great advice on their blogs. Which one is you favourite? Get in touch below and share the knowledge!
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