Why The Hunger Games Is the Future of Writing | Goins, Writer:
“Young adult fiction is red hot right now. But why? Two reasons:
- Youth culture is now the dominant culture. Go to the mall and see how many 40- and 50-year-olds are dressed like their teenage children. Turn on your TV and watch the commercials; they’re geared towards youth and those who want to preserve it.
- We live in a world of distractions. Not surprisingly, most people are reading at the attention level of a sixth grader.”
When I worked in journalism, a publisher suggested I write to a sixth-grade reading level. I thought he was nuts until I worked there a while. I found sixth grade is about right.