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Christopher Pike's Writing Advice

Christopher Pike's Writing Advice

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Christopher Pike By RealChristopherPike Updated Nov 17, 2015

In 1984, Christopher Pike published a young adult thriller called SLUMBER PARTY.  Neither he nor the publishing community realized that this was the beginning of a revolution in the YA genre.  That teenagers had been craving an author who didn't talk down to them.  That teenagers were ready for complex and gritty thrillers that didn't avoid the powerful emotions many adolescents felt.  SLUMBER PARTY was the first of over fifty bestselling novels that Pike created that were essentially adults novels—with teenage heroes.   
    Now, decades later, Pike has a new thriller arriving on the market this November: STRANGE GIRL.  And he has finally come out of seclusion to discuss how to write a great YA novel: How to get started: How to plot a YA novel; How to ruin a YA novel.  Blunt advice on what it really takes to get a book published in today's competitive market.  For the next three weeks, every day on Wattpad, Christopher Pike will be posting his advice and answering your questions.  Wattpad is happy to have him.

JWL7E3 JWL7E3 May 18, 2016
I want to be able to write well but I've been writing since I was a toddler and it's still not good T^T oh well still maybe I'll find something helpful here and thanks for sharing your tips anyway! ^^
Pixee_Styx Pixee_Styx Apr 17, 2016
After those 'no's,' did you change your book in various ways to attempt to appease the publishers more and resubmit, or did you try different publishers instead?
kendale2003 kendale2003 Dec 06, 2016
Why Wouldn't They Give It To You?!
                              Are You Kidding Me???
                              It Would Be An Honour To Hear Your Advice, Critique and Thoughts.. especially on something 'I' wrote!!!
                              No desperation there, just admiration for the talented ChristopherPike!!! <3
2001shubh 2001shubh Apr 09, 2016
I am only fifteen does that means that I should wait till I turn 21?
Mr_Vain Mr_Vain Nov 26, 2016
Christopher Pike, I love your novels, all of them. But whisper of death is my most adored. I always tell people that if they don't know who Christopher Pike is, they're not reading enough.
Red_Harvey Red_Harvey Feb 07, 2016
@RealChristopherPike "Writing is rewriting". You've distilled the truth of writing into three words. Love it :D