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Friday, April 29 • 10:00am - 11:30am
1C: Crossover Fiction: Writing Stories with Ageless Appeal LIMITED

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The magic pixie dust for how to reach lots and lots of readers may be elusive, but two things about book discoverability are indisputable: readers are always on the lookout for good stories and writers are increasingly desperate to find their people. While the definition of crossover fiction within the industry is debatable—on this readers, writers, agents, editors, and publishers can agree—everyone wins when a novel has ageless appeal. Join novelist Lynne Griffin for a discussion about what makes a novel crossover from general fiction to young adult or vice versa. Using examples of novels that have done just that, we'll discuss how to build story worlds where something is at risk for well-developed, authentic characters of all ages and how to create the kind of intense curiosity that keeps readers turning pages.

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Lynne Griffin

Lynne Reeves Griffin is the author of the novels Girl Sent Away (SixOneSeven Books), Sea Escape (Simon & Schuster), and Life Without Summer (St Martins Press), and the nonfiction guides Let’s Talk About It: Adolescent Mental Health (SixOneSeven Books), and Negotiation Generation... Read More →

Friday April 29, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
St. James Room