Writing Young Adult Fiction for Dummies

Writing Young Adult Fiction for Dummies

By Deborah Halverson; M. T. Anderson (Foreword by)

For Dummies, Paperback, 9780470949542, 358pp.

Publication Date: July 2011

Your hands-on, friendly guide to writing young adult fiction

With young adult book sales rising, and bestselling authors like J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer exploding onto the scene, aspiring YA writers are more numerous than ever. Are you interested in writing a young adult novel, but aren't sure how to fit the 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 YA book, from developing an idea to publication. Unique writing exercises to help you find your own authentic teen voice Tips to avoid when submitting manuscripts How to break into the flourishing young adult market

With the help of this step-by-step guide, you'll have all the skills to write an inspiring and marketable young adult novel.

About the Author
Deborah Halverson is the award-winning author of "Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies" with Wiley Publishers and the teen novels "Honk If You Hate Me" and "Big Mouth" with Delacorte/Random House. She is also a veteran editor and the founder of the popular writers' advice website DearEditor.com.

M.T. Anderson is the author of the Pals in Peril series; "The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing", which won the National Book Award; "The Game of Sunken Places"; "Burger Wuss"; "Thirsty"; and "Feed", which was a finalist for the National Book Award, a "Boston Globe-Horn Book" Honor Book, and the winner of the "Los Angeles Times" Book Award for Young Adults. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts. Visit him at MT-Anderson.com.