Here is Ava.. doing what she does best- writing! How is this girl so smart? 🙂
And here I am, doing what every respectable fan would do- making you read it! haw-haw! No really- read it!!! It’s enlightening…as this piece seems to not only be about writing YA novels, but also how things actually are for us when we are young. I’m quite nearly sure Ava has managed to tune up to cosmos, alright!

Shannon A. Thompson


What better way to start off the week than with a great guest post from YA author, Ava Bloomfield? Writing is a complicated journey, but with Ava’s help, everyone can create believable teen characters. Feel free to share your tips in the comments below!

Writing Relatable Teens

Nobody wants to grow up. We learned that in Peter Pan. So how does an adult write a relatable YA character? How does anyone write a relatable character?

It’s a subjective thing; we all know that. It’s impossible to wholly judge a character for their realism while we go about our particular lives, with our particular experiences, in our particular way. It fits that novel writing is such a personal process, in that context; our characters are born from us after all.

AvaSo what makes Charlie from The Perks of Being a Wallflower just as ‘relatable’ as, say, Bella…

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