The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing for Young Adults

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing for Young Adults

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Penguin Putnam
This comprehensive guide introduces aspiring storytellers to the ins and outs of writing fiction and nonfiction for young adults. Information includes an overview of writing, from dialogue and point of view to plot, setting, and character construction; choosing an agent and publisher; marketing the finished work, and more.
  • Written by an experienced author who has written, edited, and published books for young adults
  • Features writing exercises, anecdotes, and insider information
  • According to a 1998 survey report of the National Center for Education Statistics, young adults between the ages of 12 and 18 represent 25% of all public library patrons
  • YA is a popular and lucrative genre for aspiring and seasoned authors alike, both in fiction and nonfiction


Baker & Taylor
A comprehensive handbook on the art of writing fiction and nonfiction for young adult readers furnishes a helpful overview of the entire writing process, from perspective and dialogue to plot, setting, and character construction, along with tips on how to select an agent and publisher, how to market the finished work, and writing exercises and insider facts. Original. 15,000 first printing.

DK Publishing
Gather around?it?s story time!

This comprehensive guide introduces aspiring storytellers to the ins and outs of writing fiction and nonfiction for young adults. Information includes an overview of writing, from dialogue and point of view to plot, setting, and character construction; choosing an agent and publisher; marketing the finished work, and more.
? Written by an experienced author who has written, edited, and published books for young adults
? Features writing exercises, anecdotes, and insider information


Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Alpha Books, 2006
ISBN: 9781592575459
1592575455
Characteristics: xix, 295 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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