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.

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.

Digging for Spain

Here is a portrait of the growth of a writer, of the challenges of faith, and the route one woman takes to reach a better accommodation with herself, and her family.

Author: Penelope Todd

Publisher: Longacre Press

ISBN: 1877361968

Category: Artist colonies

Page: 175

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Here is a portrait of the growth of a writer, of the challenges of faith, and the route one woman takes to reach a better accommodation with herself, and her family. It's a heartfelt and lyrical narrative u as the author questions her closest relationships, and some of the stifling patterns she has fallen into. Yet it will be instantly recognizable to anyone who has ever tried to juggle relationships, the craving for solitude, and the urge to write or to devote oneself to a career which demands total focus. Delicately written, yet tough at the core, this memoir weaves together a journey to Spain with several years of internal change. Digging for Spain explores an intensely personal yet common rite of passage: that of a woman learning to separate her identity from motherhood, marriage, and beliefs formed in youthful inexperience. It also shows the astonishing versatility of one of our beset-loved writers for young adults.

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

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.

Five Pages a Day

Peg Kehret, who told of her childhood battle with polio in Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio, now shares the story of her writing career.

Author: Pet Kehret

Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company

ISBN: 9780807586518

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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Peg Kehret, who told of her childhood battle with polio in Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio, now shares the story of her writing career. It began at the age of ten when she wrote and sold the Dog Newspaper. The paper was supposed to feature the tales of local dogs, but mostly it was about her own dog, B.J. After four issues, it folded. But Peg learned a valuable lesson: If she wanted people to read what she wrote, she had to write something interesting. Peg went on to write radio commercials, prize-winning contest entries, magazine articles, plays, and adult nonfiction books before she discovered her true voice as a writer in books for young people.

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

Category: Education

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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.

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

Page: 256

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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.

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 ) , family ... as a source of inspiration and guidance
for her works — both secular and sacred — but notes , “ Any writer writes from ...

Author: M. Daphne Kutzer

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015038103324

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 487

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

Major Authors and Illustrators for Children and Young Adults

YOUNG ADULT NON - FICTION Journey into Jazz , illustrations by David Stone
Martin , Coward McCann , 1968 . The First Freedom : The Tumultuous History of
Free Speech in America , Delacorte , 1980 . American Heroes : In and Out of ...

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.

Fantastic Journey

Our aim is to clear away the creeping muck, the destructive ideas, and the flawed gems that beset every treasure seeker.This is a joint venture.

Author: Azalea Dabill

Publisher:

ISBN: 1943034133

Category:

Page: 368

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The soul of fantasy adventure benefits us on three levels - the spiritual arena, the wide world of ideas, and the sphere we breathe in. 1. What difference does it make? 2. Why does the quest and the hero's journey draw us all? 3. How do we find the best books in the ocean of fantasy?To discover these answers and more, we bring up select jewels from the deep and explore mountain troves to whet our appetite for the riches of imaginative fiction. Our aim is to clear away the creeping muck, the destructive ideas, and the flawed gems that beset every treasure seeker.This is a joint venture. The seventy authors and their inspiring adventures we explore are beacons of extraordinary story. Most of them are lights by contrast, guiding us to enchanting lands of danger in the ocean of fantasy and speculative fiction. With them, we learn how to identify true gems and sell them not. How to know enemies, friends, and endless possibilities with our inner eye - to touch and to taste the truths of life in realms near and far.Our journey, though fantastic, is full of danger. Before we embark upon the perilous realm, read what the wise who have gone before us have written in bold ink of glimmering hue, in opalescent green, pink, and blue ... Will we discover that which is the wealth of souls?

Making the Journey

The teenage novelists first effort signaled an avalanche of writing that continues ,
unabated , to this day and goes by the name of YA literature . Many young adult
novels are published not as hardback ( or hardcover ) books but as original ...

Author: Leila Christenbury

Publisher: Boynton/Cook Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015050128407

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 322

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A look at the realities of classroom life offers encouragement and advice for new teachers, as well as information on school culture, models of teaching, media literacy, reader response, writing instruction, and ethics.

Five Pages a Day

Peg Kehret, who told of her childhood battle with polio in Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio, now shares the story of her writing career.

Author: Peg Kehret

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781480471276

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 187

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Peg Kehret, who told of her childhood battle with polio in Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio, now shares the story of her writing career. It began at the age of ten when she wrote and sold the Dog Newspaper. The paper was supposed to feature the tales of local dogs, but mostly it was about her own dog, B.J. After four issues, it folded. But Peg learned a valuable lesson: If she wanted people to read what she wrote, she had to write something interesting. Peg went on to write radio commercials, prize-winning contest entries, magazine articles, plays, and adult nonfiction books before she discovered her true voice as a writer in books for young people.

The Firefly Letters

The Firefly Letters is a 2011 Pura Belpre Honor Book for Narrative and a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Author: Margarita Engle

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 9781429959452

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 160

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The freedom to roam is something that women and girls in Cuba do not have. Yet when Fredrika Bremer visits from Sweden in 1851 to learn about the people of this magical island, she is accompanied by Cecilia, a young slave who longs for her lost home in Africa. Soon Elena, the wealthy daughter of the house, sneaks out to join them. As the three women explore the lush countryside, they form a bond that breaks the barriers of language and culture. In this quietly powerful new book, award-winning poet Margarita Engle paints a portrait of early women's rights pioneer Fredrika Bremer and the journey to Cuba that transformed her life. The Firefly Letters is a 2011 Pura Belpre Honor Book for Narrative and a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

No Barriers The Young Adult Adaptation

This special edition of No Barriers introduces kids to the incredible true story of Erik's most terrifying journey: solo kayaking the thunderous whitewater of the Grand Canyon.

Author: Erik Weihenmayer

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781250247728

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 208

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2018 Colorado Book Awards finalist in the Creative Nonfiction and National Bestseller and Honorable Mention Award Winner in the Outdoor Literature category of the 2017 National Outdoor Book Awards (NOBA) — “A beautiful book about family and finding a way to achieve more than you ever thought possible.” —Brad Meltzer, New York Times bestselling author Erik Weihenmayer has a long history of turning obstacles into adventures. Born with a rare condition that blinded him as a teenager, he never let his diagnosis hold him back from a full life. As an athlete, explorer, speaker and activist, he has opened the eyes of people around the world to what's possible. In 2001, he became the first blind man to climb Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. In 2005, he co-founded his nonprofit organization, No Barriers, to empower others to overcome adversity and achieve their biggest goals. This special edition of No Barriers introduces kids to the incredible true story of Erik's most terrifying journey: solo kayaking the thunderous whitewater of the Grand Canyon. Erik and his friends form a courageous crew to do battle with some of the harshest elements nature has to offer. Along the course of Erik's journey, he meets other trailblazers: adventurers, scientists, artists, and activists who show Erik the way forward and teach him the meaning of No Barriers—“What’s Within You is Stronger Than What’s in Your Way.”

Longhand

The most common question readers ask is, 'Where do you get your ideas?' so herein lie the answers. I hope these behind-the-scenes of book writing might inspire writers starting out and those who love the magic of words."

Author: Kristiana Gregory

Publisher: Kk Publishing Corporation

ISBN: 0986152226

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Page: 320

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Award-winning author Kristiana Gregory has published more than 30 children's books with Scholastic, Harcourt and Holiday House, and has now ventured into self-publishing with Longhand: One Writer's Journey. In this heartwarming memoir, Kristiana expands her story-telling and love of the written word, using excerpts from her prolific letters and journals kept since childhood: "I've jotted a few memories from writing for the Los Angeles Times and also Scholastic, the world's largest children's book publisher: the rejections, heartbreak, joys, and beloved editors. My privileged career has been intertwined with motherhood, the richest adventure of all. The most common question readers ask is, 'Where do you get your ideas?' so herein lie the answers. I hope these behind-the-scenes of book writing might inspire writers starting out and those who love the magic of words."

Writing Young Adult Fiction

Do you have a Young Adult novel idea, but aren't sure where to begin? Have you started a novel, only to get stuck? Or perhaps you've completed a first draft, but want to add the luster of professional writing?This book is for you!

Author: Steve Alcorn

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1985167476

Category:

Page: 268

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Do you have a Young Adult novel idea, but aren't sure where to begin? Have you started a novel, only to get stuck? Or perhaps you've completed a first draft, but want to add the luster of professional writing? This book is for you! Featuring lively interplay between Young Adult Fiction authors Steve and Dani Alcorn, this engaging book gives you all the tools you need to create a bestseller. You'll learn how to use the techniques of top-selling authors to create your own finished novel and get it published! You'll discover how to build a perfectly structured story that's guaranteed to work, and populate it with realistic young adult characters, We'll reveal the viewpoint and tense that's most likely to create a bestseller. You'll learn how to create vibrant settings and realistic dialogue. And we'll let you in on the secret of unforgettable beginnings and endings. Then we'll show you how to polish your manuscript to perfection. Once your manuscript is complete we'll show you how to get it published, and give you examples of book covers that sell. We'll even show you how to market your book to maximize your readership. So join us on this exciting journey. Let's turn your Young Adult idea into a published novel!

Cross Roads

Thematically organized, the selections in [the book] also serve as enlightening companion pieces to the classics found in traditional anthologies.-Back cover.

Author:

Publisher: Scott Foresman & Company

ISBN: 0673294250

Category: Young adult literature

Page: 372

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[Cont. from TofC] Becoming a "Nonalien" / Y. Uchida; Destination / J. Mitsui; Holding center, Tanforan race track, Spring 1942 / J. Mitsui -- Journeys: Road goes ever on & on / J.R.R. Tolkien; Night journey / T. Roethke; Trip on the Staten Island Ferry / A. Lorde; Journey / D. BigEagle; Stupid / G. Paulsen; River of ice / D. Rappaport; Inn of lost time / L. Namioka; Legacy / W.D. Myers. [The book] celebrates the best of young adult fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. Acclaimed authors ... explore issues that matter to young people everywhere, family, identity, love, conflict, and others. Thematically organized, the selections in [the book] also serve as enlightening companion pieces to the classics found in traditional anthologies.-Back cover.

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

Category:

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