Author Sara Wolf is joining us with her recent young adult release, SAVAGE DELIGHT, the second book in her Lovely Viscous series.
Writing Stories Based in High School
Hey guys! It’s Sara Wolf here. Thanks so much for having me on your blog!
So the topic of today’s post is about Writing Stories Based in High School. A lot of people ask me if I’ll ever write ‘grown up’ books, meaning they somehow think books set in high school are inferior to books not set in high school. This really irks me for several reasons. One, because the people who are judgmental like this are poop heads. Two, because they probably don’t like books set in high school because they have no imagination. Also, because they didn’t like their high school experience. Which probably means they were nerds. I mean, I was a nerd too, but c’mon! High school might not have been the best, but it was definitely the most informative *AHEM* period of my life! Aside from college. But that’s a whole different ballgame.
Writing books in high school is awesome. It lets me relive high school all over again, which is fun and painful but mostly fun. Also, it reminds me that being an adult isn’t the most important thing in the world. Lots of people are eager to grow up, but I never really was. Adult and teenager are such weird terms to slap on people. I think it’s better if we see them in terms of growth – adults can act like kids and I know teens who are the smartest, wisest, oldest souls around. So growth shouldn’t really be a factor, and I try not to let it be when writing about kids in high school. People say my characters are too grown-up, or too kiddish, but honestly there’s no such thing. There’s just people, and how mature they are in their own heads.
Anyway, thanks so much for listening to me rant! If you like, check out my book, Lovely Vicious, and its upcoming sequel, Savage Delight.
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