Writing for a younger audience

November 19, 2007

Recently, Ive been editing my second book, and have been thinning it down for my target audience, i.e teens-young adult. Yes, it is necessary for it to be accessible, but still damn frustrating to lose a lot of description. The realisation is that unless you are established, or writing adult epic fantasy, there is little room for flashy imagery. Have been reading a lot of Blackwood and De Troyes recently, and it is in sad knowledge that I realise magnificent writers like these are unaccessible for the majority in this day and age. Heavy description and atmosphere are defunct in the modern era, but I still find it a travesty that writers like Blackwood are almost forgotten. People are too impatient to enjoy true, enigmatic talent.   

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