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Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:10 am
RainyDay1119 says...



So, I usually write middle-grade fantasy. And now I've got an idea of modern Grim reapers. They start working when they turn thirteen, collecting souls which didn't return to shadowland after their lives.
The problem is, now that I think about it, it sounds too Young adult-ish. But I'm not involving any romance or something, so maybe it would be not so appropriate. I really need an opinion about if it's appropriate or not. So, what do you think about it?




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Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:53 am
Rosey Unicorn says...



Write it however the story wants to be written.

The story could take a darker turn, which could mean it goes up to adult fantasy. Or, you write a YA. No real shame in that, considering the size of the market.

See where it takes you after a draft or two. Let it live, else you'll not have the best story you could have.
You know you're a writer when you're not alarmed at hearing voices in your head, you can't read a book without analyzing it for plot & characters and you consider something you nearly killed yourself to write the most rewarding.

Guilty as charged.




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