The Art of Darkness

@DystopianYA

February 19th, 2015 by Cobwebs

Writer and comedian Dana Schwartz is writing the ultimate dystopian young-adult novel, one tweet at a time.

She told Buzzfeed:

Since I read Divergent a few years ago, I became hyperaware of the sort of tropes that have become overused in YA novels

Things like trains, overly simplified first-person narration, and love triangles. I started another parody Twitter account a few months ago @GuyInYourMFA, and I realized how fun it was to skewer overused literary cliches.

So, two nights ago, I decided to do the same thing for YA writing, not really intending it to be a full or cohesive story, more just a collection of random sentences and elements.

But as I wrote and saw the response, I realized it would definitely be more interesting to try to add plot and tell something from start to finish.

The feed is @DystopianYA; her main Twitter account is @DanaSchwartzzz.

I can’t wait for this to be made into a blockbuster movie.

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  1. xJane Says:

    Just go watch Divergent.

    No joke—I just saw an ad for Insurgent and from the half-glimpsed image and the name, I thought, “Ugh, yet another YA knock off. This time, they’re trying to cash in on the Divergent series!” and then I saw it was the Divergent series and I was non-plussed. Without googling it, I want to name the rest of the series: It’s Urgent and Multi-mergent.

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