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New Adult Fiction Society
New Adult Fiction Society
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hcwilhelm
hcwilhelm1 year ago
A safe place to discuss topics on New Adult Fiction. Published or not. Online or in print. On any genre you fancy.
SarahWeaver6
SarahWeaver61 year ago
I might start, how many genres encompass New Adult? I've fluctuated between Middle Grade, Young Adult, and New Adult. Often I have weird combinations like "A twenty year old mentally regressed to a thirteen year old." Often my stories explore themes of reliving ones teen years, as if one had a hard time coping with the adult world.

I'm a fan of Cyberpunk, but have been drifting into Spypunk, which is essentially Cyberpunk but focusing on rogue espionage rings, and the street finding its own use for spy technology in the tech underground. Often the MCs are lone wolves, who have been either disgraced by their old agency, or never had the ambition to join a government agency.
hcwilhelm
hcwilhelm1 year ago
@SarahWeaver6, actually New Adult covers all genre. Most people think they only cover Romance and Comedy (RomCom), but that's only because that genre is a popular one, so its gained the spotlight over other genre types.

Another problem is the fact that some publishing companies refuse to recognize New Adult Fiction. They might believe it's a scam to overcome YA or Adult, or a topic that could be covered in the other fiction types. Which isn't true. NA covers the age when teens are growing into adults. Its an important time period of mental growth that shouldn't be ignored.
SarahWeaver6
SarahWeaver61 year ago
I'm thinking of limiting the focus of my future fiction to Spypunk. Despite how it sounds, it's less rogue espionage agents, or more about how spy tech has become ubiquitous among hackers, making the NSA and other agencies jobs harder. It can be thought of as a subset of Cyberpunk.
rosemill2017
rosemill20171 year ago
um , what new adult fiction actually is , may i ask this , and sorry if question is stupid
hcwilhelm
hcwilhelm1 year ago
It's not a stupid question, it's actually a great question :D

To sum it up, New Adult Fiction is about coming-of-age. Its during the time when teenagers are becoming adults. They're growing up, taking on more responsibility, dating not just to find love but to settle down, some are getting jobs while others are going onto college/trade school. Basically, it's a focus on adult themes (drugs and alcohol abuse, mental health, suicide, family struggles, bullying, marriage, getting a job, entering the military, etc.).

This is why Romance (Colleen Hoover) has taken over the New Adult Fiction by a storm, but NA encompasses ALL genres. For Fantasy, your MC could have graduated wizard school and is now moving on into university wizard school (Magicians). For Science Fiction, your MC could be taking on leadership roles, working as an apprentice, joining the military, or a princess who has now finally grown up is about be wed to some alien race.

The possibilities are endless! Usually books that fall under New Adult Fiction have an MC who is 18-30 years old.

How is this different from Young Adult? It's a step up. You can write about mature themes and have sexual details in your book, when usually, YA has restrictions on how much adult details you can write.
WritingRuby
WritingRuby3 months ago
This is such a cool topic. Do you know how hard it is to find information about NA genre. Thank you.
hcwilhelm
hcwilhelm3 months ago
You're welcome :)
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