Posted on 06/24/2021 at 02:58 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Take it from an actual reader — when and how authors withhold and reveal information in YA or middle grade definitely matters.

Ren Koppel Torres noticed this in her own novel, as she revised it, and turned to some of her favorite works to analyze the best strategies for doing so.

See her thoughts for successfully having characters know more than readers, having readers know more than characters, and having both parties share equal knowledge in a post on withholding secrets in young adult/middle grade fiction at Writer’s Digest.

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