Re: What’s appropriate?

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How do you decide what’s appropriate for certain age groups when writing? For example, how do you decide when a scene is much too gory for YA fantasy/horror? My book is fairly safe (absolutely no sexual scenes), and there’s just a bit of language (the d word’s the harshest thing said), but I’m really struggling with how much gore I should have. Rereading some parts have made me think about cranking it back so that it’d fit in the YA genre.