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Writing Great Books for Young Adults

Everything You Need to Know, from Crafting the Idea to Getting Published

by Regina L Brooks


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Break into the Bestselling Young Adult Market with this Indispensable Guide!

Whether you're just getting started or are on the hunt foran agent or publisher, Writing Great Books for Young Adults is your complete insider source on how to succeed in the flourishing world of YA fiction and nonfiction. In this updated and revised edition, veteran literary agent Regina L. Brooks offers invaluable advice for YA writers on everything from shaping your 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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