Published on April 23rd, 2013 | by Devin

Marie Lu Talks About YA Fiction

Marie Lu – the New York Times Bestselling author of the Legend series – shares her thoughts about YA plot, pacing and more with the Author Learning Center.

“I think with Young Adult, you really have to focus in on the tension of the plot a lot more than adult books do,” explains Marie Lu in this conversation with the Author Learning Center. “I think it forces you to focus on what’s driving the plot more than anything else, because you have to keep the reader’s attention throughout the entire thing.”

Marie Lu is the bestselling author of the Legend series. Her works have quickly climbed up the charts, making their way onto the bookshelves of YA lovers everywhere. In this video interview with the author, she shares her thoughts about the genre itself; something she calls less of a genre and more of a “broad category that includes a whole bunch of genres”.

Plus, she talks about plotting, pacing, length expectations and a whole bunch more, so if you’re a young writer who is looking for some tips on getting your own YA story off the ground, this is definitely a pretty terrific place to start. Check out the video above, and get writing!

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