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
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.
Reviews for Writing Great Books for Young Adults : Everything You Nee...
Decent enough, commonsense advice on how to write and sell books for young adults. The YA genre isn't that different from any other, and most of the advice could apply to all fiction books. Like all "how to write" books, however, this is of limited use -- I think if you really needed a book like this to be able to write well then you might as well not even bother.read more
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