Writing Horror for Young Adults

GEEK: Horror (Ogeechee)

Sunday October 20, 2019 - 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Young adult books are a large part of the horror fiction landscape, if the rack space these titles take up in bookstores is a true indicator. Is writing horror fiction for young adults the same as writing for adults? What are young adult audiences looking for in protagonists? Yes to tropes? How does the voice change? Is there always a theme present? How do you avoid stereotypes? Questions abound - come help craft the answers together!