Writing Irresistible Kidlit: The Ultimate Guide to Crafting Fiction for Young Adult and Middle Grade Readers

Captivate the hearts and minds of young adult readers!

Writing for young adult (YA) and middle grade (MG) audiences isn’t just “kid’s stuff” anymore–it’s kidlit! The YA and MG book markets are healthier and more robust than ever, and that means the competition is fiercer, too. In Writing Irresistible Kidlit, literary agent Mary Kole shares her expertise on writing novels for young adult and middle grade readers and teaches you how to:Recognize the differences between middle grade and young adult audiences and how it impacts your writing.Tailor your manuscript’s tone, length, and content to your readership.Avoid common mistakes and cliches that are prevalent in YA and MG fiction, in respect to characters, story ideas, plot structure and more.Develop themes and ideas in your novel that will strike emotional chords. Mary Kole’s candid commentary and insightful observations, as well as a collection of book excerpts and personal insights from bestselling authors and editors who specialize in the children’s book market, are invaluable tools for your kidlit career.

If you want the skills, techniques, and know-how you need to craft memorable stories for teens and tweens, Writing Irresistible Kidlit can give them to you.

Nanci Arvizu, Writing and Reviews Editor

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3 Comments

  1. Best Book Ever! Mary Kole’s new book is the best writing book ever! I buy a lot of writing books, but this book is my absolute favorite book on my shelves. Actually, it hasn’t made it to the shelves… I have it on my desk where I can get my hands on it. When it arrived, I browsed through it and then let everything else go and ended up reading it from cover-to-cover. It is so comprehensive and laid out in a way that is so user friendly. I highlighted, tabbed, and bent corners over. I had so many “a-ha” moments…

  2. Awsome! I’m glad to see that I’m not the only one who was so impressed with this book. I literally couldn’t put it down, then I went back and highlighted like a maniac! I’m working on a mid-grade novel and now feel I have some important tools to help make my story really sing. 

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