Writing Great Books for Young Adults
Everything You Need to Know, from Crafting the Idea to Landing a Publishing Deal
By Regina Brooks
(Sourcebooks, Paperback, 9781402226618, 208pp.)
Publication Date: September 2009
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From a top young adult literary agent, the only guide on how to write for young adults
With an 87 percent increase in the number of titles published in the last two years, the young adult market is one of the healthiest segments in the industry. Despite this, little has been written to help authors hone their craft to truly connect with this audience. Writing Great Books for Young Adults gives writers the advice they need to tap this incredible market.
Topics covered include: Listening to the voices of youth Meeting your young protagonist Developing a writing style Constructing plots Trying on points of view
Agent Regina Brooks has developed award-winning authors across the YA genre, including a Coretta Scott King winner. She attends more than 20 conferences each year, meeting with authors and teaching.