Writing Great Books for Young Adults: Everything You Need to Know, from Crafting the Idea to Getting Published

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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3 Comments

  1. A to Z Primer on Writing for Teens I believe every teacher has something to offer, and this book has some fantastic advice for anyone wanting to write fiction for young adults. It’s not as easy as people assume, nor is it like any other age group. It is a unique area all itself and it requires careful navigation to get it right. The advice in Writing Great Books for Young Adults is solid and will be beneficial to anyone that reads the book. 

  2. Must Have for YA Fiction Writers I’m finding Writing Great Books for Young Adults extremely helpful as I begin the rewrite of my YA novel. Not only does it go through all of the major elements of story writing, but it also explains the specific requirements needed in a YA novel. Plus, it also gives tips on how to submit your work to an agent. The book is full of great examples and tips from publishers. Anyone serious about writing YA fiction should purchase this book.

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