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Young Adult Fiction Writers Chat Session: Paranormal/Supernatu­ral Inspiration

Greetings, YA-ers! In this session we will discuss the inspiration for adding paranormal and supernatural elements to our writing. Vampires, werewolves, witches, ghosts, oh my! Let's share!

This is our monthly group Chat Session so we don't read pages in these sessions.

About the YA Fiction Writers Group:

This group is focused on writers interested in the Young Adult fiction genre. "Young Adult" target audiences typically range from the ages of sixteen years up through the early twenties. In recent years, this market has skyrocketed with the success of bestselling novels such as the Twilight saga from Stephenie Meyer, The Hunger Games series from Suzanne Collins, and The Mortal Instruments series from Cassandra Clare to name a few.

Since this genre is marketed toward the teenaged crowd, there are specific guidelines to consider when writing Young Adult fiction as opposed to more adult focused literature. With this in mind, the focus of our sessions will be to brainstorm the Y/A novel writing process and share ideas for getting started, organizing, character development, story flow, inspiration sparking, editing and formatting, and steps to getting published.

There are TWO PARTS to this group. The first part is our chat session that is held on the second Saturday of the month and consists of a single predetermined topic posted in advance. Anyone is welcome to attend but keep in mind the topics will be YA FICTION based only. The second part of this group is for those members who are serious about their writing and want to share their work for critique. The critique group meets and stays in contact on a regular basis and discusses the other member’s work posted to our group’s private forum.

**You MUST attend an actual in person chat session before access is granted. This is to determine if this part of the group is the right fit for you and the pace of your writing.**

If your goal is to pursue a financially successful career path with the intentions of creating a marketable novel(s) for publishing and want to meet and support others who share the same determination, come join us!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great discussion today! I found this website defining the fantasy genre like we talked about...

    http://bestfantasybooks.com/fantasy-genre.php

    Also, here's the website where Slenderman originated...

    http://www.creepypasta.com

    Feel free to check out my Pinterest pages Paranormal Indulgence and Abandoned (and the others too)...

    Pinterest.com/nevermohr

    Keep in touch and see you all next month!

    -M :)

    3 · June 15, 2014

  • Adriane K.

    Great group. Enjoyed myself and am planning on coming back.

    1 · June 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys! I'm at the large table in the middle, see you soon!

    1 · June 14, 2014

  • Kevin B.

    Hay guys I'm moving to Charleston, SC. I would like to work with you guys via email on an outline for a book I'm working on. Here is my email "kevinbopp@gmail." And my cell is (804) 647-1937. If you are interested please give me your email or cell#. Also, if you want me to read your stuff please send me an attachment via email.

    I'm leaving next weekend. On Sunday. If I don't see you. Thank you guys for everything:)

    June 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Wow, Charleston is a cool place! Best of luck there. Id really like to still work together, too. I'll send you my info.

      June 8, 2014

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