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A place to discuss the craft of writing middle grade novels for children aged 8 to 12.

  1. Locked Topic NYT article about the 'Dark Side' in kid-lit

    by 217mom, October 10, 2011, 07:39 AM

  2. Locked Topic target 'readbility" score for MG novel?

    by agw408, June 18, 2012, 10:04 AM

  3. Locked Topic Target Audience Feedback

    by Aldersmith, January 08, 2013, 06:52 PM

  4. Locked Topic Sad Endings in Middle Grade?

    by aleksander, September 21, 2014, 04:25 PM

  5. Locked Topic Is 1st person the go-to pov now for middle grade?

    by Andibabe, October 02, 2012, 11:44 AM

  6. Locked Topic Darker-themed MGs

    by Angela Ackerman (aka MOMZILLA), March 07, 2011, 08:44 AM

  7. Locked Topic Is the entire MG age range being served?

    by AniProf, December 21, 2012, 05:28 PM

  8. Locked Topic MG, Tween, Pre-teen Young YA?

    by AnnH, August 24, 2014, 02:42 PM

  9. Locked Topic Middle Grade Fantasy?

    by anonymous, February 10, 2010, 07:26 AM

  10. Locked Topic Are Chapter Books a Hard Sell? (I've heard this more than once)

    by anonymous, December 07, 2009, 07:36 AM

  11. Locked Topic Need Help on Editor Feedback on MG Novel

    by anonymous, May 01, 2010, 12:12 PM

  12. Locked Topic Single parents in MG

    by Artemesia, May 11, 2012, 09:28 AM

  13. Locked Topic Subplots

    by asingrey, November 12, 2015, 02:19 PM

  14. Locked Topic The Difference Between MG & Chapter?

    by Athena529, September 12, 2006, 07:42 AM

  15. Locked Topic Middle Grade written for Early Readers

    by atw, August 26, 2013, 03:23 PM

  16. Locked Topic Is there such a thing as a "Timeless Book" anymore?

    by Avalon Ink, April 12, 2010, 04:54 PM

  17. Locked Topic MG books with a southern voice?

    by Becky, April 25, 2011, 01:31 PM

  18. Locked Topic Can a chapter book have 4th grade main characters?

    by Becky, September 27, 2010, 08:16 AM

  19. Locked Topic Chapter lengths

    by beth-ogrady, July 01, 2015, 01:52 PM

  20. Locked Topic If your novel doesn't sell...

    by Betsy, August 18, 2009, 03:35 PM

  21. Middle School Research

    by brenna-miller, June 16, 2018, 07:17 AM

  22. Locked Topic Is this MG or YA?

    by Brian Gehrlein, March 20, 2018, 07:11 AM

  23. Locked Topic The Little Subplot Who Wouldn't

    by Bunnynut, December 27, 2015, 12:12 PM

  24. Locked Topic Derogatory term for girl - MG

    by CarlP, February 20, 2010, 05:34 PM

  25. Locked Topic Does anyone pay attention to the "Flesch-Kincaid" readability or grade level?

    by catastrapostrophe, February 03, 2012, 08:16 PM

  26. Locked Topic Sports book recommendations for girl non-sports fans

    by cindoh, October 02, 2010, 05:42 PM

  27. Locked Topic Word count of chapters for MG novels

    by cindoh, May 03, 2011, 01:33 PM

  28. Locked Topic Slang question/"freaking out" and "freak"

    by cindoh, October 11, 2010, 06:19 PM

  29. Locked Topic MG Length

    by CindyS, July 28, 2013, 05:16 PM

  30. Number of Pages in a Chapter for MG

    by crystal205, June 06, 2018, 09:47 AM

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