If you’re into writing for middle graders, take a peek at this post, “The Manic Minds of Middle Grade Writers,” on the Project Mayhem blog. Addressed in this post is the topic of romance in middle-grade stories. How does a writer write about that or should they? In this article titled, “Romance in Mg-finding the Balance,” a make-believe kid named Giles writes: “Many writers choose to avoid it. It’s too tricky in their opinion so they stay far away from it. But that’s not right. We middle graders deserve to have romance in our books and it’s up to you writers to create it for us.” Interesting.
And here’s something that’s pretty unbelievable. Ireland just came out with a stamp that features a 224-word short story. Neat!
Middle grade or mid-grade: The general classification of books written for readers approximately ages 9-11. Also called middle readers. – Writer’s Digest Weekly Planner