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How to Build Tension Through Atmosphere in YA Fiction

Editor's Pick

Hey there, aspiring writers! Have you ever noticed that in some of your favorite books, authors are able to lay traps and build to peak tension just through some expertly chosen descriptions? It’s all about making the reader feel what … Read More

How to Write Next Level Dialogue in YA Fiction

Editor's Pick

Ever wished you could get writing advice from a pro? Well listen up, because it’s time for another Editor’s Pick. Alexandra Cooper, an Executive Editor at HarperCollins Children’s Books, is breaking down how to take dialogue to the next level as … Read More

How To Master Sensory Language In Your Writing

Editor's Pick

Calling all writers and aspiring writers! Looking for tips on how to step up your writing game? Then this latest edition of Editor’s Pick is for you! Today Alexandra Cooper, an Executive Editor at HarperCollins Children’s Books, is breaking down … Read More

How To Write Compelling Imagery In YA Fiction

Editor's Pick

Hey, aspiring writers! Have you ever noticed how some of the best stories have really beautiful, or sometimes really weird, descriptions of scents, sights, or actions? Well, it’s all in the imagery—the focus of this edition of Editor’s Pick! One … Read More

How To Create a Sense of Time and Place in YA Fiction

Editor's Pick

Hey there aspiring writers! New week, new Editor’s Pick!  If you need some #amwriting inspiration, look no further than today’s pick from HarperTeen’s editorial director Jen Klonsky. Jen breaks down how Jodi Anderson’s  vivid and detailed storytelling in her new … Read More

How to Write Great Subtext in YA Dialogue

Book Nerds Unite, Editor's Pick

Attention all aspiring writers! Ever read a book that is just so beautiful you find yourself wondering exactly how the author did it? We’ve been there. In our new series, Editor’s Pick, we’re asking editors to break down the mechanics … Read More

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