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by gdelao
July 14th, 2010, 10:16 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 230843

Re: Ask Nathan

I haven't found anywhere on the forum or blog where you address the level of sexual content you accept in a young adult novel you would rep. Is there a rule of writing that you have for representing a YA novel that has more sexual content than just kissing? Or fade to black. My MC's don't go "all t...
by gdelao
July 14th, 2010, 10:00 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 230843

Re: Ask Nathan

I haven't found anywhere on the forum or blog where you address the level of sexual content you accept in a young adult novel you would rep. Is there a rule of writing that you have for representing a YA novel that has more sexual content than just kissing? Or fade to black. My MC's don't go "all th...
by gdelao
July 14th, 2010, 9:01 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What is too much sexual content in a young adult novel?
Replies: 10
Views: 1679

Re: What is too much sexual content in a young adult novel?

[quote="Sommer Leigh"]I think the scope and depth of sexual content in YA depends entirely on the book itself. I'll read something that's actually pretty steamy that fits appropriately into the story and the character progression, but a scene just as steamy in a story about something else where two ...
by gdelao
July 14th, 2010, 6:48 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What is too much sexual content in a young adult novel?
Replies: 10
Views: 1679

Re: What is too much sexual content in a young adult novel?

You guys don't know how teary-eyed I am right now! For weeks now I have been worried about the sexual content of my book and for some time now I have been intimidated about posting in NB's forums. You guys are awesome! Thanks for your kind words, help, and all around honesty!
by gdelao
July 14th, 2010, 6:40 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What is too much sexual content in a young adult novel?
Replies: 10
Views: 1679

Re: What is too much sexual content in a young adult novel?

Thank you so much! My beta readers tell me the scenes between my two characters are really HOT. But I was concerned with sell-ability of the book if the scenes were to descriptive for young adult. I took the chapters and tweaked them outside of my MS to see if they could still be as HOT if I took ou...
by gdelao
July 14th, 2010, 5:06 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What is too much sexual content in a young adult novel?
Replies: 10
Views: 1679

What is too much sexual content in a young adult novel?

I have written a young adult novel with content that goes farther than a kiss or a hug. So I have been struggling with an issue of how much sexual content is okay! Is there an unwritten or written rule that tells you what sexual content is too much? My target audience is mid-high school and older. N...
by gdelao
July 14th, 2010, 3:14 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Rookie Mistakes?
Replies: 66
Views: 10420

Re: Rookie Mistakes?

1. Writing in dialect. For dialogue this is Ok but as mine is a first person view sometimes I reread my work and realise I've written whole chunks exactly the way I would say. So bad English, little punctuation and very localised terms/phrases that only a handful of people would get. Most my writin...