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Stephanie J. Scott

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Stephanie J. Scott is the author of young adult and contemporary romance stories about characters who put their passions first. She loves dance fitness and has a slight obsession with Instagram. She lives outside of Chicago with her tech-of-all-trades husband.

I spend a lot of time on Instagram! @StephScottYA

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Stephanie J. Scott What a great question. When a theme becomes a trend, with multiple books being published in a close timeframe, it can probably seem as if topics are b…moreWhat a great question. When a theme becomes a trend, with multiple books being published in a close timeframe, it can probably seem as if topics are being romanticized. When these books are made into films, that idea of romanticism likely further escalates. A 90 minute movie can't always capture the deeper point of view you get from a book.

I think you need to look at each individual book. A number of books came out this year about teen suicide and self-harm. Of the few I read, each approached the issue from a different angle. Two I highly recommend are Teach Me To Forget by Erica Chapman and Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow. Both books approach sensitive subjects with care, and show characters struggle with consequences and grittier details that are anything but romantic. Even the friendships and romances within the books show the struggle and pain of these experiences.

The question then is, what factors cause an issue to be romanticized? What approaches to terminal illness, mental health, etc are damaging to young readers? Identifying problematic representation by being watchful and critical is important. We might not always be able to identify what is problematic on our own--we all miss things based on our own bias and experiences. But, we can listen to those who do know. We can read non-fiction books written by professionals, listen to friends and those who've suffered. The more we listen without being quick to judge, the more room we make for experiences outside of our own. When we approach people who are suffering with empathy, that leads to understanding. (less)
Stephanie J. Scott There are so many free resources online to get started! For YA writers: Adventures in YA Publishing's blog is a good place to start. Check your favori…moreThere are so many free resources online to get started! For YA writers: Adventures in YA Publishing's blog is a good place to start. Check your favorite author's website for writing resources. For info on literary agents, check out Writer's Digest blog Guide to Literary Agents to get started.(less)
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“My dreams were my responsibility. Whatever happened next had nothing to do with invented holiday magic. Fireworks weren’t destiny. I made my own destiny.”
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“Writing is one of the few careers for which you essentially train yourself, the other two major ones being juggling and pickpocketing.”
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“If you let people into your life a little bit, they can be pretty damn amazing.”
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“Life is a constant struggle between being an individual and being a member of the community.”
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“Reader's Bill of Rights

1. The right to not read

2. The right to skip pages

3. The right to not finish

4. The right to reread

5. The right to read anything

6. The right to escapism

7. The right to read anywhere

8. The right to browse

9. The right to read out loud

10. The right to not defend your tastes”
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“I can’t fuck your life, I’m monogamously fucking my own life.”
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