The Young Adult Writer s Journey

Finally, an all-inclusive book on young adult fiction must-do, don't do and how-to. If you want to write a young adult novel, you need to read this book first.

Author: Janet Schrader-Post

Publisher: Tell-Tale Publishing Group, LLC

ISBN: 1944056920

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Finally, an all-inclusive book on young adult fiction must-do, don't do and how-to. If you want to write a young adult novel, you need to read this book first. Coauthored by an award-winning YA author and an acquisitions editor, both experts on kids and what they like to read, this encyclopedia contains all you need to start or improve a career as a YA fiction author. ​ From an examination of the market, genre and its sub-genres, to mechanics and the business, everything is at your fingertips. This amazing writer's resource is written in a relaxed and interesting style, with plenty of contemporary references and examples for clear understanding and easier application.

Reading Their World

Reading Their World, 2/e and its companion CD-ROM provide the most extensive examination of young adult literature available today.

Author: Virginia R. Monseau

Publisher: Boynton/Cook

ISBN: UOM:39015056175956

Category: Education

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Reading Their World, 2/e and its companion CD-ROM provide the most extensive examination of young adult literature available today.

Resources in Education

Another purpose of the book is to encourage the reading of young adult novels
as a way of extending teachers ' own ... by the Stars : A Writer's Journey " ( Will
Hobbs ) ; ( 6 ) " Choices and Challenges : Writing for Young Adults ” ( M. E. Kerr )
.

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ISBN: MINN:30000010540338

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The Young Adult s Guide to Flawless Writing

Here is an example of an outline on writing about J.K. Rowling's writing career:
Working Title: J.K. Rowling: A Magical Writing Journey I. Introduction: II.
Paragraph Body #1: A Life-Changing Epiphany on A Delayed Train Ride A. B.
Delayed ...

Author: Lindsey Carman

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc.

ISBN: 9781601389817

Category: Reference

Page: 384

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The most important skill you can have in any field or subject is the ability to express yourself with eloquence and confidence in writing. The tools and rules needed are simple and easy to remember. Learn everything you need to know to write engaging and informative essays, stories and research papers. Find ways to take the writing skills you have learned in school and apply them to real world tasks, be they work related or personal.

Adaptation in Young Adult Novels

It is this moment that leads to Mimi's sudden journey back in time. As a meta-
retelling, Saving Juliet not only engages Shakespeare's play but also examines
teen Shakespeare trends. In an attempt to attract a younger audience to the
theater, ...

Author: Dana E. Lawrence

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501361784

Category: Literary Criticism

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Adaptation in Young Adult Novels argues that adapting classic and canonical literature and historical places engages young adult readers with their cultural past and encourages them to see how that past can be rewritten. The textual afterlives of classic texts raise questions for new readers: What can be changed? What benefits from change? How can you, too, be agents of change? The contributors to this volume draw on a wide range of contemporary novels – from Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series and Megan Shepherd's Madman's Daughter trilogy to Jesmyn Ward's Salvage the Bones – adapted from mythology, fairy tales, historical places, and the literary classics of Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, among others. Unpacking the new perspectives and critiques of gender, sexuality, and the cultural values of adolescents inherent to each adaptation, the essays in this volume make the case that literary adaptations are just as valuable as original works and demonstrate how the texts studied empower young readers to become more culturally, historically, and socially aware through the lens of literary diversity.

The Hero s Journey in Contemporary Post apocalyptic Fiction for Young Adults

In The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949), comparative mythologist Joseph Campbell writes that myths "carry the keys that open the whole realm of the desired and feared adventure of the discovery of the self (8).

Author: Jessica Sylvia Camargo

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ISBN: OCLC:841610362

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In The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949), comparative mythologist Joseph Campbell writes that myths "carry the keys that open the whole realm of the desired and feared adventure of the discovery of the self (8). Campbell distils mythology into common archetypes, which he calls the monomyth, also known as the Hero's Journey. Campbell's monomyth provides keys to unlocking meaning regarding the nature of heroism in contemporary stories, particularly in post-apocalyptic fiction. Such stories present fictional worlds that exaggerate the need for a hero. In post-apocalyptic literature in which young adults are presented as society's best hope for renewal and reconstruction, the Hero's Journey takes on further meaning regarding the successful transition from childhood to adulthood. This thesis applies archetypal analysis to two contemporary post-apocalyptic novels for adolescent readers, Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower (1993) and Mike Mullin's Ashfall (2011), and considers the ways in which the protagonists fulfill Campbell's notion of the questing hero. Lauren Olamina, the central character of Butler's novel, becomes a world-changing hero who provides salvation for humanity. Alex Halprin, the protagonist of Ashfall, comes of age successfully in the face of extremely difficult circumstances and finds hope for the future. Each character offers a model of heroic growth from which readers can take inspiration.

Making the Journey

Building Bridges to Adult Reading : The Place of Young Adult Literature There
has been , even before the advent of the ... signaled an avalanche of writing that
continues , unabated , to this day and goes by the name of Young Adult literature
.

Author: Leila Christenbury

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: UVA:X030104827

Category: Education

Page: 322

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Making the Journey is a staple of secondary English methods courses and teacher libraries because it not only provides practical advice on what to do in the classroom and how to act, but also offers a realistic but optimistic sense of what it means to embrace the practice of good teaching. Now, trusted educator, writer, and researcher Leila Christenbury has returned with a remarkable new edition of her classic. The third edition of Making the Journey will be both refreshingly new and satisfyingly familiar to those who've come to rely on Christenbury's wisdom and uncommon common sense. Every chapter has been revised and updated with new examples, the latest research, and stories from today's classrooms. Even more important, Christenbury has devoted new sections to discussing instructional and political topics crucial to the contemporary teacher, including: supporting English language learners developing students' ability to write on demand meeting the challenge of high - stakes standardized testing balancing depth of coverage with breadth in standards - based curricular planning creating tests and other assessments that align with curricular goals and provide useful information for subsequent instruction engaging students' reading interests through nontraditional, real - world genres like graphic novels teaching writing and media literacy through digital - age innovations such as blogs and WebQuests navigating the politics of school while remaining an activist professional With the latest, smartest strategies, techniques, and ideas as well as Leila Christenbury's trademark pragmatism and know - how, the third edition of Making the Journey will be an indispensable guide for anyone just starting their own journey into teaching or for anyone already on their way.

Writers of Multicultural Fiction for Young Adults

Her current book projects share time with commitments to travel ( she has been to
Israel seven times since 1985 ) ... When questioned about the impact of Judaism
on her work , Levitin responded , “ More and more as I mature , I try to do ...

Author: M. Daphne Kutzer

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015038103324

Category: Literary Criticism

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The first one volume source of biographical, critical, and bibliographical information about 51 writers of multicultural fiction for young adults.

Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies

The flaw that will handicap your main character through every crisis in the story:
In YA fiction, the main character must be on an internal journey, overcoming her
flaws to become a better, more enlightened and mature person. She overcomes ...

Author: Deborah Halverson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118092903

Category: Reference

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Your hands-on, friendly guide to writing young adult fiction With young adult book sales rising, and bestselling authors like J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer exploding onto the scene, aspiring YA writers are more numerous than ever. Are you interested in writing a young adult novel, but aren't sure how to fit the style that appeals to young readers? Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies gives you tricks of the trade and proven tips on all the steps to write a YA book, from developing an idea to publication. Unique writing exercises to help you find your own authentic teen voice Tips to avoid when submitting manuscripts How to break into the flourishing young adult market With the help of this step-by-step guide, you'll have all the skills to write an inspiring and marketable young adult novel.

Reading Reconsidered

k Vandergrift's Young Adult Literature Page: http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/
professional-development/childlit/ ... “bad parents” in young adult literature (shift
from literary orphans) “The Hero's Journey Outline,” Writer's Journey website: http
://www ...

Author: Doug Lemov

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119104247

Category: Education

Page: 456

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In the 2010 article ?Building a Better Teacher??the article that ?launched? Teach Like a Champion, journalist Elizabeth Green compared two schools of thought?one that teaching skills were the most important driver of classroom learning, the other that content knowledge was the true driver. Some readers saw a conflict between these two perspectives. The authors of Reading Reconsidered have always thought that the answer was more complex: that technique was irreplaceable and helped teachers maximize the application of their subject knowledge but there was also no substitute for content knowledge. Moreover, they believed, there were in fact techniques specific to each of the content areas that drive results and could be delineated and learned like the general techniques in Teach Like a Champion. Reading Reconsidered is the authors' first effort to take on the challenge of defining subject specific methods. It is an anxious time for many teachers but also a time of great opportunity. This book will provide a road map from confusion to success. CONTENTS. Chapter 1: Reading the Data Chapter 2: Choosing What to Read Chapter 3: Close Reading Chapter 4: Making Non-Fiction Stick Chapter 5: The Epic Importance of Word Study and Vocabulary Chapter 6: Reading More; Reading Better Chapter 7: Interactive Reading Chapter 8: Writing for Reading Chapter 9: Intellectual Autonomy

Major Authors and Illustrators for Children and Young Adults

( Author of introduction ) The London Novels of Colin MacInnes , Farrar , Straus ,
1969 . ( Editor and author of ... YOUNG ADULT NON - FICTION Journey into Jazz
, illustrations by David Stone Martin , Coward McCann , 1968 . The First Freedom
 ...

Author: Laurie Collier

Publisher:

ISBN: 081037384X

Category: Authors

Page: 340

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Contains updated and revised sketches on nearly 800 of the most widely read authors and illustrators appearing in Gale's Something about the author series.

Young Adult Literature in the Composition Classroom

The Writer's Digest Guide to Query Letters. cincinnati: Writer's Digest Books, 2008
. cole, Pam. Young Adult Literature in the 21st Century. New york: McGraw-hill, ...
Vogler, christopher. The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers (3rd ed.) ...

Author: Tamara Girardi

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476633480

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

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Young adult literature holds an exceptional place in modern American popular culture. Accessible to readers of all levels, it captures a diverse audience and tends to adapt to the big screen in an exciting way. With its wide readership, YAL sparks interesting discussions inside and outside of the classroom. This collection of new essays examines how YAL has impacted college composition courses, primarily focusing on the first year. Contributors discuss popular YA stories, their educational potential, and possibilities for classroom discussion and exercise.

Quill Quire

So Carrie Mac , the B.C. author of three previous young adult novels dealing with
urban teens , is truly stepping into new ... Their separate trials have the lurid
verisimilitude of a horror movie , and their journeys make for page - turning
tension .

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ISBN: NWU:35556037810702

Category: Book industries and trade

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The Writers Directory

Genres : Children ' s fiction , Young adult fiction , Adult non - fiction , Race
relations . ... FICTION : Journey to Jo ' burg : A South African Story , 1985 ; Chain
of Fire , 1989 ; No Turning Back , 1995 ; The Other Side of Truth , 2000 ; Out of
Bounds ...

Author: Miranda H. Ferrara

Publisher:

ISBN: 1558625267

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George s Run

Our story is told mainly through the journey of one writer, George Clayton Johnson.Throughout this book, you follow along as comics journalist Henry Chamberlain patiently connects the dots in order to unravel the mystery behind the real ...

Author: Henry Chamberlain

Publisher:

ISBN: 1735315702

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GEORGE'S RUN is a graphic novel that tells the engaging story of George Clayton Johnson's pivotal role in the core group of science fiction and fantasy writers who wrote for The Twilight Zone and Star Trek, as well as his amazing novel, Logan's Run, co-written with William F. Nolan. George's story requires no prior knowledge but a happy leap of faith for anyone interested in a good story. This is a book about the art of storytelling and features some of the very best writers, including Ray Bradbury and Rod Serling. You will learn about these highly ambitious writers and how they found inspiration, especially their never-ending search for "a touch of strange." This book is a fun offbeat story about storytellers, the ones who worked on the original Twilight Zone, Star Trek, and beyond. This is a certain group of writers who blossomed in the 1950s and 1960s in and around Hollywood and redefined science fiction and dark fantasy. Our story is told mainly through the journey of one writer, George Clayton Johnson.Throughout this book, you follow along as comics journalist Henry Chamberlain patiently connects the dots in order to unravel the mystery behind the real George Clayton Johnson and his unlikely adventure going from a life of poverty and adversity to landing his big break as the co-writer of the Rat Pat classic, Ocean's Eleven. How did a scrawny kid from Wyoming end up friends with Frank Sinatra and then go on to secure a significant place in pop culture? This book will appeal to any age and be of great interest to numerous fans of pop culture. George was a firm believer in people power and grass roots fandom and was one of the early supporters of Comic-Con in San Diego.Follow the author at comicsgrinder.com and get updates at twilightzonegraphicnovel.com. George's Run offers a wealth of insight and facts in a madcap ride with a freewheeling zest. As Jeff Smith, the creator of Bone, has said, "It clearly is an act of passion!" File Under: Science Fiction, Young Adult, and Pop Culture.

Concise Major 21st Century Writers

With Journey , her fifth novel , Thomas broke new literary ground for herself ,
mixing fantasy and mystery to come up with a ... Reviewing this and other books
by Thomas in the St . James Guide to Young Adult Writers , a contributor noted
that ...

Author: Tracey L. Matthews

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 078767544X

Category: Authors

Page: 5

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A comprehensive, five-volume set, Concise Major 21st-Century Writers profiles today's most outstanding and widely known writers. Clearly written in an easy-to-use format, it collects detailed biographical and bibliographical information on approximately 700 authors who are most often studied in college and high school.

The Journey Prize Anthology

Short Fiction from the Best of Canada's New Writers McClelland & Stewart Inc ...
Linda Holeman's works include a collection of young-adult stories, Saying Good-
bye (Lester Publishing, 1995), a children's novel, Frankie on the Run (Boardwalk
 ...

Author: McClelland & Stewart Inc

Publisher:

ISBN: 0771044275

Category: Fiction

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Retracing the Journey

My initial belief that students had particularly enjoyed two activities — the
creation of a movie trailer based on a short story and the young adult novels and
the choice of creative response — was supported by the questionnaire . The
activities ...

Author: Leila Christenbury

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015070750883

Category: Education

Page: 158

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The author describes her experiences after she returned to teaching after a hiatus and discusses effective teaching methods in the high school classroom.

A Fine Welcome

Readers of The Novice, Book One in the Summoner Trilogy by Taran Matharu, will know Othello as the brave dwarven classmate of Fletcher's at Vocans Academy.

Author: Taran Matharu

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 9781250110671

Category: Young Adult Fiction

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Readers of The Novice, Book One in the Summoner Trilogy by Taran Matharu, will know Othello as the brave dwarven classmate of Fletcher's at Vocans Academy. How Othello got to Vocans from his village, against all odds, is detailed in this exclusive e-short, A Fine Welcome.