A common mistake: writing for the market.
There's a market. You can think about it. But Ben recommends that you not write for it. What he's looking for is the thing he hasn't heard before.
That's how he felt when he read Jay Asher's 13 Reasons Why. How he felt when he read that dream story manuscript. And how he felt when he read Suzanne Young's debut "The Naughty List" (yes, Suzanne Young of our very own SCBWI Team Blog), which comes out this week!
--Posted by Lee Wind