David Levithan And Other YA Authors Take Q's From Teens About Writing
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Last week, YA greats Lauren McLaughlin (Scored), Scott Westerfeld (Leviathan), David Levithan (Will Grayson, Will Grayson), and Robin Wasserman (Frozen) came together on Figment to discuss what they learned about writing when they were in high school -- and what, if any of it, was useful. Along the way they took questions from hundreds of teens, offered insight on killing off characters, learning from editing, and what Jesus Christ might have been like as a teenager. An archive of the full chat is available at Figment, the online community where teens and young adult writers can practice the advice they picked up from the panel and read extended excerpts of some of their books.