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Writing Great Books for Young Adults: Everything You Need to Know, from Crafting the Idea to Landing a Publishing Deal
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From a top young adult literary agent, the only guide on how to write for young adults
With an 87 percent increase in the number of titles published in the last two years, the young adult market is one of the healthiest segments in the industry. Despite this, little has been written to help authors hone their craft to truly connect with this audience. Writing Great Books for Young Adults gives writers the advice they need to tap this incredible market.
Topics covered include: Listening to the voices of youth Meeting your young protagonist Developing a writing style Constructing plots Trying on points of view
Agent Regina Brooks has developed award-winning authors across the YA genre, including a Coretta Scott King winner. She attends more than 20 conferences each year, meeting with authors and teaching.
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Brooks, a literary agent, provides advice to those writing young adult fiction, and how to avoid the challenges and pitfalls of writing for that audience. She discusses how to engage readers, find story ideas, create characters, understand and build plot, create settings and timelines, experiment with points of view, write dialogue, find a theme, get feedback, and find an agent. There is no bibliography. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Writing Great Books for Young Adults gives writers all the advice they need to tap this incredible market.
Brooks, a top young adult literary agent, gives writers all the advice they need to tap into this incredible market.
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