Tougher yet: young adult voice. It comes easily to some wonderful writers. For me, after working at it and researching it, I'm wondering if it's something I can master or not. Some people say, just remember back to when you were a teen. But, it occurs to me after reading many insightful posts, maybe I never had a "teen voice" ... even when I was a teen.
Because, according to this AWESOME post by Natalie Fischer, Click Here for Her Post, YA voice isn't JUST about the WORDS ... it's also about the view. For example, Natalie says, "YA voices are very ego-centric." Which is stereo-typically true. Teens see the world and how it affects them personally. Where more mature adults see the world and consider how it affects everyone. (But, I know many adults who also see the world in an ego-centric way!)
Another great post on writing YA voice can be found HERE at DearEditor.com. This post instructs us that the voice comes through the details noticed by the character. The little things.
My infantile opinion? It's all these things and more.
How will I ever master it? Practice ... I suppose!
Do you have a great tip or link to share regarding the topic of YA Voice?