What was S.E. Hinton known as?
S.E. Hinton was becoming known as “The Voice of the Youth” among other titles. This kind of pressure and publicity resulted in a three year long writer’s block, which her future husband would help her break by making her write two pages a day before going anywhere.
What made S.E. Hinton wrote The Outsiders?
Though she was neither Greaser nor Soc herself, Hinton personally knew teens from both groups. It was the beating of one of her Greaser friends that inspired The Outsiders. The Outsiders was Hinton’s attempt to prove that the Greasers were human, sensitive youths deserving understanding and even respect.
When did S.E. Hinton wrote The Outsiders?
The Outsiders was published in 1967, when Hinton was only 17 years old and attending Will Rogers High School. She began writing the first draft of the novel when she was 15, and writing and rewriting took a year and a half before she was happy with the final copy.