BECOME A READER
I am a strong believer in the idea that to be a writer, you must also be a reader.
Read everything, classics, romance, children’s books, fiction & nonfiction anything you can get your hands on.
I know you’re saying something along the lines of “If I only want to write Young Adult books, then I only have to read Young Adult books, right?”
Yes, you want to ready YA, and probably 60%-70% of what you’re reading should be YA, but you want to read other things to exercise your brain and to get your writer juices flowing.
In order to write, you must also read.
For any more advice, check out my YouTube video on the subject: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5BYafaKBmo&t=24s