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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami December 9, 2014 - 7:28pm

What does someone do if their work tends to be adult yet not? By this I mean tonally speaking it is closer to adult fiction, though the voice of the main character's suggests middle grade? I'm thinking of taking another stab at Nymphs Of Winter Fire in a revision (maybe included the dis guarded subplot that would take it to twenty seven thousand words), as while it's technically middle grade, the tone is much darker than what I'm used to currently writing. It's dark, but it's not as dark as it could be. Yet much darker than my current short short fiction.

Edit: I decided to change the title. The title makes all the difference in confusion or not.

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Fluff from Sweden is reading Road Dogs December 10, 2014 - 12:42am

I would say that you change your tone to fit either adult or middle grade fiction better. Otherwise you can just write a darker more mature middle grade novel. I mean kids can handle much more than we give them credit. Just don't include anything that's insanely adult like extreme gore or such.

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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami December 10, 2014 - 1:40pm

Thanks a bunch. I had a feeling. I've never been sure.

My stories aren't bleak dark exactly, it's more the potential for death is always there. Even if in fact nobody in the story actually dies. Like death surrounds the MC, but they aren't dead.

Dark fantasy nonsense.