Thursday, February 9, 2012

An annoying trend:


There you go folks, the five steps you need to follow for your YA Novel to be an instant best seller.

Will novels NOT following this format become bestsellers? It's possible. But following these steps will ensure you the maximum amount of "SQUEEEEEEEE!!!!!!" upon your novel's release and eventual film adaptation.

So, follow these steps, and voilà (Or, as so many are taken to saying these days, WA-LA!), instant bestseller!

21 comments:

  1. There is a truly terrifying amount of truth in that. Although I'd kind of disagree with the flirting part. There seems to be not very much of that due to the epic cases of insta-love that happen in so many of these books... *sigh*

    Bonus points for spelling voilà correctly ;)

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  2. Instant favourite. So much.

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  3. Hahaha love it! I think some character that is magical/some sort of monster that's actually good and just a bit misunderstood certainly helps as well. Oh and sparkly. Definitely sparkly.

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  4. Wait! Don't forget the male best friend who really loves the main character and creates a love triangle. How Twilight/Hunger Games/Matched of you...

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  5. Thank you so much for posting this! Made me LOL, seriously. :)

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  6. Thanks for the laugh!!!! Great. Have you hear of Mary Sue or Gary Stew? The perfect, beyond perfect, YA fiction main character.

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  7. Hilarious and accurate. Did you make that graphic??

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  8. I have not. What book are they from?

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  9. You know, I thought about including it, I really did. Maybe I should have. But that would have made seven panels... :/

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  10. This really wasn't a shot at any one series, though I know a lot of people will jump to that conclusion. Even in YA novels that are being hailed as a "breath of fresh air" or for being "original" I see these exact same elements.

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  11. Wow just five steps? Awesome! (Hi from the campaign). Great infographic, ha.

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  12. That's so funny! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  13. this is hilarious! (hi by the way! )

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  14. I always wondered how to do it...now I know. ;)

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  15. THE MAIN BOY MUST HAVE A CROOKED SMILE. I just had to make sure everyone knew that too.

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  16. Oh, yes.

    Have you ever tried to actually PICTURE the "perfect" boys, based on their descriptions?

    Golden hair (uh, ok, this would be a very weird hair color, especially for a teenaged boy), sharp and angular faces (again, weird, especially for a person in the throes of puberty), intense eyes of a startling shade, and the crooked smile?

    Maybe this deserves its own post and accompanying graphic...

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  17. What you don't say! ROTFL - Pity I didn't have this perfect graphic for this blog:

    http://weissdornswriting.blogspot.com/2012/02/dont-rape-my-fairytale.html

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  18. This post/graphic was actually NOT aimed at Twilight.

    In fact, the stories/series that annoy me the most with this particular set of "rules" have all been realistic fiction. Yes. The same set of rules have been liberally applied to fantasy, science fiction, dystipian and contemporary fiction.

    Though, to my mind, Meyer did it first, so...

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