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Young Adultish talk

Should YA writers conform to a publishing standard or have their dialogue reflect real talk between teenagers and young adults?

School Library Journal writes on this issue and it’s worth asking.

What do YA readers want to read?

Real vernacular between characters resonates better with me as a YA reader. It’s just more of an authentic voice to me and I connect with the story better. And I strongly believe a “publishing standard” are rules set by generations of publishers and writers from majority backgrounds. Writers from minority backgrounds have historically had to conform.

Now we are here in 2019 asking this question. And to me, it’s progress.

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