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Why I Write MG

Stolen Magic
Elsewhere on the web, I wrote a guest post for Jill at the O.W.L. about why I write MG fiction...and it turned pretty personal.

Here's a quick snippet:

Every so often, I talk to another writer who is genuinely baffled by why I write MG. Why not at least move to YA, if I won’t/can’t write adult fiction? Wouldn’t YA be more interesting - more mature? Doesn’t choosing MG kinda indicate... *lowering voice* ...that maybe I’m a little stunted emotionally myself, if I’m not interested in writing for older readers? Why else wouldn’t I want to live with older characters in my head?

Well...

You can read the rest of the blog entry here - and if you leave a comment on that post, you can enter to win one of my last two ARCs of Renegade Magic. (The giveaway is open internationally.)

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bogwitch64
Mar. 8th, 2012 03:08 pm (UTC)
I commented over there, but ooooh, sister! I hear you!
stephanieburgis
Mar. 8th, 2012 04:57 pm (UTC)
High school was such a tough time for so many of us! I am soooo grateful to never, ever have to go back.
amygreenfield
Mar. 8th, 2012 07:24 pm (UTC)
That was a beautiful post, Steph! I won't enter since I want to save the ARCs of your fabulous book 2 for someone else who hasn't had a chance to read it, but I think you're right about the way we writers tend to hone in on an age that we feel especially connected to.
stephanieburgis
Mar. 8th, 2012 07:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, Amy. *HUGS* It's really interesting to compare with other authors and see which ages still hold that resonance for us!
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