Hi everyone – happy Monday. This week we are talking about readers. Teen readers, more specifically. Since I write YA, I really listen to what teen readers tell me about why they buy certain books, what kinds of stories they like, etc.
And I am sharing what they had to tell me – with you. All Week!
Today, I want to share some great advice I got from YA Author Debby Garfinkle. She, too, uses teen readers often. And she has figured out how to elicit good crit suggestions from them.
She calles it the A.B.C. technique:
Tell me what is Awesome
Tell me what is Boring
Tell me what is Confusing
BRILLIANT! This is my new way of doing it. And man, I have had great results. Even from my more seasoned teen readers.
Try it out – let me know what you think!