Monday, March 29, 2010

Coming up with the next great trend

Trends, especially in writing for young adults, hit the market in waves and usually hit it hard, making a lot of really great stories fall to the wayside. The most recent trend, vampires and werewolves, took the market and readership by storm. A lot of really good series were born, but so did a lot of tailgaters. I find it difficult to conform and would rather wait out a trend than follow. Unless of course I create the trend! Then by all means peeps, jump on board! :o)

The Harry Potter series created a huge trend, but in that created something that hadn't been seen since The Lord of the Rings series, J.K. Rowlings created something fresh and new and I truly admire that.

I'm interested to see what will create the next buzz. My writers' group pondered this and came up with some interesting ideas -- though I have to admit I'm a little skeptical of Sasquatch sweet romance...