In the same way we verbally communicate with individuals on a daily basis, your writing has the power to do the same. Never, for one second, be led into believing that the words you write are just “text”. If you have a piece of paper, a typewriter or a screen in front of you, then you have the tools from which a movement can be sprung. Words can compel, summon tears and laughter because of you.
Therefore, does it not seem strange that so many writers feel the need to replicate styles and formulaic plots? When I wander into the library, I am overwhelmed by vampire novels and depressing tales of woe and identity loss. This sudden burst of commonality between young-adult fiction is startling and poses a serious question: Where are the real voices?
At the present moment, all I hear when I open up a glossy, vampire-lover novel, is a sad sigh of restraint. We are nervous, you see, to go beyond the boundaries of what has previously been successful. As a teenage writer, however, I must state that I am exhausted of such bland fiction! Where is the spice of adventure, the risky journey into uncharted waters?
We must be very careful about what we write and how we write it. Let your words become meaningful, powerful and inspiring. This way, the richness of literacy can endure and not become tarnished by repetition and fear.