Why The Hunger Games Is the Future of Writing | Goins, Writer – Carrying Stones

Why The Hunger Games Is the Future of Writing | Goins, Writer

I love Jeff Goins’s honesty in describing the popularity of Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Maybe you heard about the movie.
Why The Hunger Games Is the Future of Writing | Goins, Writer:

“Young adult fiction is red hot right now. But why? Two reasons:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.