Writing Young Adult Fiction for Dummies
ISBN: 0470949546
EAN13: 9780470949542
Language: English
Publication Date: Jul 5, 2011
Pages: 384
Dimensions: 0.9" H x 9.2" L x 7.3" W
Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

Your hands-on, friendly guide to writing young adult fiction

Are you interested in writing a young adult novel, but aren't sure how to develop a style that appeals to young readers? Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies gives you tricks of the trade and proven tips on all the steps to write a marketable YA book, from developing an idea to publishing your manuscript.

  • Get ready to write -- get the scoop on everything you need to know before you begin writing, like pinpointing your audience, finding an angle that'll make your story stand out, and making use of outlines

  • What a novel concept -- find out how to shape your plot, create teen-friendly characters, develop a convincingly youthful voice, write natural dialogue, and find techniques for connecting with your audience

  • Put on your editor's cap -- discover how to rewrite and polish your story to transform it from a first draft to a seamless, fluid final draft

  • Get published -- find the right agent and/or editor, craft a one-of-a-kind submission package, and promote your novel once it's published

Open the book and find:

  • Helpful sidebars from notable YA authors

  • Ideas for timeless themes

  • Four easy steps to writing a killer hook

  • Tips on writing Read More chevron_right

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