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Writing Great Books for Young Adults

ISBN: 9781402293528

By: Regina Brooks

Published: 10/07/2014

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Description

Break into the Bestselling Young Adult Market with this IndispensableGuide!

Whether you're just getting started or are on the hunt foran agent or publisher, Writing Great Books for Young Adults is your completeinsider source on how to succeed in the flourishing world of YA fiction andnonfiction. In this updated and revised edition, veteran literary agent ReginaL. Brooks offers invaluable advice for YA writers on everything from shapingyour novel to crafting the perfect pitch for your book.

Learn How To:

•Develop an authentic, engaging voice and writing style
•Construct dynamic plots that will resonate with readers
•Avoid common pitfalls related to tone and point of view
•Navigate the emerging genres of YA nonfiction and New Adult
•Create an exceptional query letter and proposal that willgrab the attention of agents and publishers

You'll also discover how successful film adaptations like Harry Potter and The Hunger Games have broadened the market for your book.Filled with tips and advice from agents, editors, and popular YA authors,Writing Great Books for Young Adults is your ticket to an incredible YA career!

"Brooks offers writers who are serious about attractingteen readers solid guidance through the creation process of writing YA fiction."—LibraryJournal

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Introduction

Chapter 1: Five Rules for Engaging Readers of Young Adult Fiction

Chapter 2: Accepting the Gift of Story

Chapter 3: Meeting Your Characters

Chapter 4: Understanding Plot

Chapter 5: Building Your Plot

Chapter 6: Setting and Timeline

Chapter 7: Trying On Points of View

Chapter 8: Learning to Write Dialogue

Chapter 9: Finding Your Theme

Chapter 10: Creating a Satisfying Conclusion

Chapter 11: Getting Constructive Feedback

Chapter 12: Finding an Agent

Chapter 13: YA Nonfiction and New Adult

Envoi

Appendix A: Feedback Resources

Appendix B: Publishing Processes at a Glance

Appendix C: Glossary of YA Genres and Terms

Appendix D: YA Books-to-Film Chart

Appendix E: Young Adult Publishers

Acknowledgments

About the Author

Excerpt

INTRODUCTION

“Welcome to the world of Young Adult Fiction.”

Those are the words I use to kick off the workshops I conduct at various writers conferences h

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Reviews



“This book made me want to drop everything and write! Teachers would find this to be a valuable guide for students with its informative and inspirational writing advice.” - ...

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Specs

Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 8.5 in
Width: 5.5 in
Weight: 0.00 oz
Page Count: 224 pages

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