Over at boingboing, SF writer Cory Doctorow notes that "Writing for teens kicks ass," a reference to his article over at SF/Fantasy magazine Locus about his experiences writing Little Brother, his first foray into YA:
Take away quote? "That's one of the most wonderful things about writing for younger audiences — it matters."
Here's the article. It's part of Locus's special YA focused issue (check out the table of contents).