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TitleWriting Young Adult Fiction for Dummies
AuthorDeborah Halverson
ISBN0470949546
ImprintDeborah Halverson Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatPaperback
Pages358

Description

Your hands on, friendly guide to writing young adult fiction With young adult book sales rising, and bestselling authors like J.K Rowling and Stephenie Meyer exploding onto the scene, aspiring YA writers are numerous than ever Are you interested in writing a young adult novel, but aren t sure how to fit the 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 YA book, from developing an idea to publication.Unique writing exercises to help you find your own authentic teen voice Tips to avoid when submitting manuscripts How to break into the flourishing young adult market With the help of this step by step guide, you ll have all the skills to write an inspiring and marketable young adult novel.

Reviews

Carol Riggs

Writing Young Adult Fiction for Dummies By Deborah Halverson

Excellent resource not just for Newbies I m glad to have added this book to my collection of writing resources The book is comprehensive, starting out from setting up a writing workspace all the way to the how to s of publication The book is organized into self contained logical sections so you can ... (Sign in to see more)


Margo Kelly

Writing Young Adult Fiction for Dummies By Deborah Halverson

Well I had no intention of reading this book because I hated the title but when an editor rejected my manuscript and told me I should read this book, I let out a sigh and conceeded.It s a very quick and easy read maybe because it was written for DUMMIES please note intended sarcasm I read it in less... (Sign in to see more)


Luna Erica

Writing Young Adult Fiction for Dummies By Deborah Halverson

Show, don t tell It is by far the most important tip I m keeping close after reading this book.The book is actually really useful for anyone interested in the skill of writing Most, if not all, elements of writing YA fiction are discussed and portrayed with examples The book is written for adults, y... (Sign in to see more)


Mary Ellen

Writing Young Adult Fiction for Dummies By Deborah Halverson

I definitely enjoyed this book It is a great writing guide, and story development guide It is a good way to get the ball rolling if you don t know where to start The only thing I didn t care for was that it was a little dated A lot of young adult fiction has changed since this book was written, whic... (Sign in to see more)


Lady Entropy

Writing Young Adult Fiction for Dummies By Deborah Halverson

Not as informative or organized as Writing Novels For Dummies , it s still full of interesting information, and a must read for people planning on writing YA fiction.It dedicates WAY too much time almost a fifth of the book to promoting book finding agents working with editors sending your submissio... (Sign in to see more)


Elissa Matthews

Writing Young Adult Fiction for Dummies By Deborah Halverson

Surprisingly, a very good reference and reminder of all the aspects to keep track of in writing and publishing a creative work Comprehensive, if abbreviated coverage, checklists and reminders, pointers to areas where deeper insight is beyond the scope of the book Instructions and recipes for approac... (Sign in to see more)


Kaylynn

Writing Young Adult Fiction for Dummies By Deborah Halverson

Informative I appreciate how easy to read it is This is a book with helpful breakdowns of what to do and look out for when writing YA Fiction.


David Roberts

Writing Young Adult Fiction for Dummies By Deborah Halverson

The book I read to research this post was Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies by Deborah Halversen which is an excellent book which I bought from kindle There are 2 major types of young adult fiction, there is tween or middle grade aimed at 12 or under and teen or young adult fiction aimed at 12... (Sign in to see more)


Yudron

Writing Young Adult Fiction for Dummies By Deborah Halverson

I m writing my first young adult fiction book, and this book answered all my basic questions like how to write for various age groups literacy level, what kids like to read, how many pages, can I refer to drugs or sex, what boys read, and so on.It s written in according to the dummies formula I got ... (Sign in to see more)


Christie Speich

Writing Young Adult Fiction for Dummies By Deborah Halverson

I was pleasantly surprised at how well this book covered writing for teens vs just writing It doesn t fall into the category of the ONLY book on writing you ll ever need but really, does any book which is fine with me, because what I was really looking for were things like writing believable teenage... (Sign in to see more)


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