There is a lot of confusion among aspiring authors about the differences between middle grade and young adult novels. In this video, I attempt to clear up the confusion with concrete examples of the differences between the two age groups.
I have worked with many clients on shifting their novel firmly into middle grade or young adult, and it can be a difficult process. The key to successfully writing to one age group or the other is to understand what separates the two before you start writing.
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Such a great video, Ellen. I liked the way you simplified the thematic differences between YA and MG novels.