Writing for Boys

I have a new article over at Blogging Authors discussing the differences between writing for boys and girls in a post titled “The Art of Writing for Boys.” Boys are tougher. They aren’t as patient as girls, and they crave action. As a novelist, the trick is to tie the action into the substance of the story and characters. (I discuss the tensin between story, action, and character in more depth in an earlier post on this blog site, too.)

I discuss the art of writing for boys in more depth in the Blogging Authors article, but the idea came to me when I gave a presentation on writing novels to an eighth grade class in Tallahassee. I talk about this experience in a recent video log (VL 7) on youtube (SamRStaley) as well.