A friend of mine and I were brainstorming different story ideas over the weekend. Why? I don’t know. I have TWO WiPs I really need to write. But, I’ve been stuck, gun-shy, struggling to walk back up the mountain this past week.
So, instead of doing the writing I NEED to be doing, I decided to just brainstorm ideas and take a moment to get into he minds of teen readers. Of course, anytime I need to REALLY get into the minds of teen readers, I turn to the THINK TANK – my own, personal teen consulting group!
I asked my TEEN to contact the group and ask a simple question:
What are you looking for in a YA story RIGHT NOW?
The results were awesome, so I thought I’d share. Of the ten people polled (all girls, BTW. The ale members of TTT didn’t answer), 6 wanted romance, 5 liked a lot of action or adventure, and 1 wanted contemp.
Some of my fav quotes from the group:
I love cheesy romance – it’s funny when two guys are fighting over a girl
I love a good book were the girl has boy issues
Gimme a romantic thriller that is exciting, dramatic and full of unexpected twists.
See why I love my Think Tank!
What are you looking for in a good story?
(and BTW, yes, I did manage to do a “little” writing despite my procrastination)