Novelist Peter Lerangis shared middle grade writing advice in front of hundreds of authors at the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators conference in Los Angeles earlier this month.

Lerangis has written over 160 books, including installments of The 39 Clues and The Seven Wonders series, and had plenty of advice for writing for kids aged 8 to 12 years old, the “middle grade” reading group.

This great article will help you sort through differences between middle grade and young adult fiction. ”I hate numbered lists,” Lerangis declared, delivering his wisdom in alphabetically-sorted points.

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