Writing and Selling the YA Novel

ISBN-10: 1582975159

ISBN-13: 9781582975153

Edition: 2008

Authors: K. L. Going

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The YA market is flourishing as evidenced by successful series such as Harry Potter, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and Gossip Girls No other book on the market focuses on writing YA; our book is the first to exclusively instruct on writing and publishing for young adults Works for beginning writers as well as established novelists who want to try the YA market This book takes readers through every stage of writing for the YA market. Aspiring writers and established authors hoping to move into this flourishing genre alike will find instruction on writing for this special audience as well as tips on getting published. The book covers everything from plot, setting, characters and dialogue to revision and approaching publishers.
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List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: F&W Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/4/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 250
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

K. L. Going lives with her family in the Hudson Valley area of New York State. Since graduating from college she has worked as an adult literacy tutor, a ticket agent for a major airline, a front desk clerk at a resort hotel, and an assistant in a Manhattan literary agency. She has lived in Maine, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Louisiana and New York. K.L. is the author of many books, including Fat Kid Rules The World , The Liberation of Gabriel King , and Dog in Charge . Her first novel, Fat Kid Rules the World , was a YALSA Michael L. Printz honor book.

Introduction: What's Inside Your Locker?
Homeroom: Time to Get Motivated
History: Learning From the YA Past
Gym: Tossing Around - and Running With - Ideas
English: Writing Convincing Characters
Lunch: A Plateful of Healthy Plot
Social Studies: Studying Settings From Every Time and Place
Study Hall: Time to Delve Into Authentic Teen Voice and Point of View
Science: Experimenting With Editing Techniques
Math: Adding It All Up: Agents, Money, and Contracts
Shop Class: Getting Your Hands Dirty: Teen Sex, Drugs, Slang, Technology, and Marketing Your Book
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