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Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies

De (autor) Cuvânt înainte de M. T. Anderson
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en Limba Engleză Carte Paperback – July 2011
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 believable characters, settings, and dialogue
  • How to edit and revise with confidence
  • Answers to the most common publishing contract questions
  • Common pitfalls to avoid
  • Advice on self–publishing vs. traditional publishing
Learn to:
  • Develop a writing style that appeals to young readers
  • Turn your ideas into a compelling manuscript through writing exercises
  • Submit your novel to young adult publishers
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780470949542
ISBN-10: 0470949546
Pagini: 384
Ilustrații: Illustrations
Dimensiuni: 187 x 235 x 28 mm
Greutate: 0.57 kg
Editura: Wiley
Locul publicării: Hoboken, United States

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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 believable characters, settings, and dialogue
  • How to edit and revise with confidence
  • Answers to the most common publishing contract questions
  • Common pitfalls to avoid
  • Advice on self–publishing vs. traditional publishing
Learn to:
  • Develop a writing style that appeals to young readers
  • Turn your ideas into a compelling manuscript through writing exercises
  • Submit your novel to young adult publishers

Cuprins

Foreword xxi
Introduction 1
Part I: Getting Ready to Write Young Adult Fiction 7
Chapter 1: The Lowdown on YA Fiction 9
Chapter 2: Targeting Teen Readers 19
Chapter 3: Managing Your Muse 35
Part II: Writing Riveting Young Adult Fiction 61
Chapter 4: Writing the Almighty Hook 63
Chapter 5: Creating Teen–Friendly Characters 75
Chapter 6: Building the Perfect Plot 97
Chapter 7: Creating Teen–Driven Action 117
Chapter 8: Setting Is More than Somewhere to Be 133
Chapter 9: Crafting a Narrative Voice Teens Will Listen To . . . and Love 151
Chapter 10: Talking Like a Teen 175
Part III: Editing, Revising, and Formatting
Your Manuscript 199
Chapter 11: Editing and Revising with Confidence 201
Chapter 12: The Finishing Touches: Formatting and Finalizing 219
Part IV: Getting Published 235
Chapter 13: Strategizing and Packaging Your Submissions 237
Chapter 14: Self–Publishing: Is It for You? 269
Chapter 15: Mastering Marketing 283
Part V: The Part of Tens 311
Chapter 16: Ten Common Pitfalls in Writing YA Fiction 313
Chapter 17: Ten Facts about Book Contracts 319
Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Make the Most of a Conference 329
Index 339

Notă biografică

Deborah Halverson founded the writer′s advice website DearEditor.com and was a veteran editor for young adult and children′s fiction before picking up a pen and writing the teen novels Big Mouth and Honk If You Hate Me.