With young adult book sales rising, and bestselling authors likeJ.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer exploding onto the scene, aspiringYA writers are more numerous than ever. Are you interested inwriting a young adult novel, but aren't sure how to fit the stylethat appeals to young readers?
Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies gives you tricksof the trade and proven tips on all the steps to write a YA book,from developing an idea to publication.
With the help of this step-by-step guide, you'll have all theskills to write an inspiring and marketable young adult novel.
Writing A Romance Novel For Dummies is perfect for bothbeginning and more accomplished writers who are looking to get theleading edge on writing a romance novel and get it published.Leslie Wainger, Executive Editor at Harlequin Books, explains whatit takes to become the next Nora Roberts, providing the techniquesyou need to:Select a pseudonymWrite a compelling, heartfelt storyFind the right agent and publisherSubmit a manuscriptMarket your novelJoin clubs and associations
Packed with insider advice, this plain-English guide helps yougrasp the building blocks of a great romance, providing practicaltips on the craft of writing as well as savvy pointers on how tohook your reader from page one, write with passion, and shape aproposal that will wow agents and editors. You get lots of experttips on analyzing the marketplace, creating compelling characters,and finding your own voice. Wainger also:Demystifies the sub-genres of the romance world, fromhistorical, contemporary, and multicultural to paranormal, romanticsuspense, and Christian/inspirationalExplains plotting, pacing, and writing those crucial lovescenesDiscusses how to conduct research, assign credits, and getpermissionsHelps you decide whether it’s best to write alone or witha partner
Complete with a manuscript preparation checklist, tips forrevising your work smoothly and successfully, guidance inunderstanding and negotiating a contract, and a list of romancewriting resources, Writing A Romance Novel For Dummies isyour one-stop guide to becoming a published novelist!
This is an authoritative and engaging introduction to writing young adult fiction for the complete beginner. It will help you understand how the genre works, the big do's and don't's - as well as giving you the inspiration and motivation you actually need to write. Written by a leading literary agent who knows what it takes to make it in this market, this book will give you the advice and tips you need to stand out. An essential book for anyone hoping to emulate the success and addictive qualities that characterize books like The Hunger Games, Twilight, Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars.
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