Now, teenagers take to fiction writing with gusto
The result -- a flurry of novels of teenagers, for teenagers and most importantly by teenagers.
“I wanted to be a teenager writing for my age group,” explains Tishaa Khosla, who at 16 years wrote her first book 'Pink or Black', drawn from her high school experiences and churned into an engrossing tale about lives of boys and girls on the cusp of adulthood.
With the second book in the trilogy just out and over 40,000 copies sold of the first, the 21-year-old credits her success to the fact that the story draws from real life and is rooted in true events.
“People who have read it say it feels like a slice of their life,” she adds.
She may have fictionalised certain events, but the conversations, the situations and the dilemmas are the ones that every teenager grapples with.
And that is exactly what publishing houses seem to be on the look out for -- young adult stories which connect with the readers.
“Coming from a teenager, these stories are much closer home to the target audience which instantly arouses a certain curiosity from the reader,” says Saugata Mukherjee, publisher, Pan Macmillan.
Luckily says Tishaa, she decided to try her hand at Young Adult (YA) fiction at a
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