Q: Can one actually make a living as a writer without acheiving a megalomaniac dream’s of fame?
Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Good question. But what is “a living”? And where? And how good? And … Really, this is a question better directed to working writers.
Q: When it comes to YA specifically, do you have any guidelines in mind for what you want? (i.e., word count, age range, topic, morality…)
Well, the “morality” question is one we don’t have any clue as to how to address. We disdain moralistic fiction, disdain moralistic people (even John Gardner in his woefully ill-advised and specious On Moral Fiction, though we kind of sort of adore Grendel and much of his other … [more]