Writing Great Books for Young Adults: Everything You Need to Know, from Crafting the Idea to Landing a Publishing Deal

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Sourcebooks, Inc., Sep 1, 2009 - Reference - 208 pages

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.


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This book has great realistic advice on how to write YA books. I am writing a YA book and it helped me tremendously! The writing advice is practical. Instead of being a generally boring book about writing, this novel can actually help an author. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Regina L. Brooks is the founder of Serendipity Literary and has been developing books for over a decade. She has been highlighted in several national and international magazines and periodicals, including Writers and Poets, Essence Magazine, Writer's Digest Magazine, and Sister2Sister. She lives in New York City, New York.

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