Get Started in Writing Young Adult Fiction

Learn how to write young adult fiction with imagination and verve. This is an authoritative and engaging introduction to writing young adult fiction for the complete beginner.

Author: Juliet Mushens

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473607088

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Learn how to write young adult fiction with imagination and verve. 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. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

Writing Youth

Writing Youth: Young Adult Fiction as Literacy Sponsorship studies young adult (YA) fiction that analyzes corporate sponsorship of media literacy practices in and through YA fiction.

Author: Jonathan Alexander

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498538435

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 206

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Writing Youth: Young Adult Fiction as Literacy Sponsorship studies young adult (YA) fiction that analyzes corporate sponsorship of media literacy practices in and through YA fiction. It shows how YA novels model for young people ways to manage the various media tools that surround them.

Young Adult Literature

Helps YA librarians who want to freshen up their readers advisory skills, teachers who use novels in the classroom, and adult services librarians who increasingly find themselves addressing the queries of teen patrons.

Author: Michael Cart

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838910450

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

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This survey helps YA librarians who want to freshen up their readers advisory skills, teachers who use novels in the classroom, and adult services librarians who increasingly find themselves addressing the queries of teen patrons.

Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies

Get ready to write — get the scoop on everything you need to know before you begin writing, like pinpointing your audience, finding an angle that'll make your story stand out, and making use of outlines What a novel concept — find out ...

Author: Deborah Halverson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470949542

Category: Reference

Page: 384

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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.

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!

Writing New Adult Fiction

With Writing New Adult Fiction, you'll learn how to capture the spirit of freedom, self-discovery, and romance that defines the new adult experience. Create memorable characters that act and sound like new adults.

Author: Deborah Halverson

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 1599638002

Category: Reference

Page: 281

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"From Sylvia Day's 'Bared to You' to Jamie McGuire's 'Beautiful Disaster', new adult fiction has arrived--and it's hotter than ever. But there's more to this category than its 18- to 26-year-old characters: The success of your story depends on authentically depicting the transition of your young protagonists from teenhood into adulthood. With 'Writing New Adult Fiction', you'll learn how to capture the spirit of freedom, self-discovery, and romance that defines the new adult experience"--Back cover.

Inclusive Young Adult Fiction

This book examines ‘diversity’, or the lack thereof, in young adult fiction (YA) publishing.

Author: Melanie Ramdarshan Bold

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030105228

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 157

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This book examines ‘diversity’, or the lack thereof, in young adult fiction (YA) publishing. It focuses on cultural hegemony in the United Kingdom and explores how literary culture aimed at young adults reproduces and perpetuates ‘racial’ and ethnic cultural hierarchies. Diversity is described by the We Need Diverse Books project as ‘all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, Native, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities’. This study focuses on people of colour. While previous studies have looked at the representation of ethnic minorities in books for children and young adults, this book examines the experiences of ‘own voice’ cultural producers that create a counter-narrative. Specifically, this book will investigate the output and experiences of British young adult fiction authors of colour (BAME authors) published in the UK during the period 2006-2016, drawing upon semi-structured interviews with a sample of authors.

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

Page: 196

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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.

Forever Young

This book explores 'young adult' fictions - stories about being young, staying young and sometimes never wanting to grow up.

Author: Chris Richards

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820497185

Category: Social Science

Page: 174

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This book explores 'young adult' fictions - stories about being young, staying young and sometimes never wanting to grow up. Looking at controversial novels by Francesca Lia Block, at sex and 'race' in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and at the online world of fans and censors, Chris Richards argues that attempts to classify and regulate what counts as 'young adult' have failed, and shows how youth - as intense, exciting and tormented - draws audiences unconstrained by age. Throughout the book, the narratives of life as lived by the young emerge as the stuff of the 'self' - made and remade in reading, watching and listening. Fascinating and accessible, Forever Young will be of particular interest to students and teachers concerned with contemporary popular culture in cultural, media, literature and education studies courses.

The Magic Words Writing Great Books for Children and Young Adults

In The Magic Words, editor Cheryl B. Klein guides writers on an enjoyable and practical-minded voyage of their own, from developing a saleable premise for a novel to finding a dream agent.

Author: Cheryl Klein

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393292251

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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This master class in writing children’s and young adult novels will teach you everything you need to know to write and publish a great book. The best children’s and young adult novels take readers on wonderful outward adventures and stirring inward journeys. In The Magic Words, editor Cheryl B. Klein guides writers on an enjoyable and practical-minded voyage of their own, from developing a saleable premise for a novel to finding a dream agent. She delves deep into the major elements of fiction—intention, character, plot, and voice—while addressing important topics like diversity, world-building, and the differences between middle-grade and YA novels. In addition, the book’s exercises, questions, and straightforward rules of thumb help writers apply these insights to their own creative works. With its generous tone and useful tools for story analysis and revision, The Magic Words is an essential handbook for writers of children’s and young adult fiction.

Sexual Content in Young Adult Literature

In addition to providing a survey of sexual content in young adult literature, this book can help inspire adults to facilitate effective and responsible discussions about young adult fiction that contains sexual material.

Author: Bryan Gillis

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442246881

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 194

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Though discussing sexual material in novels aimed at the young adult market may make some individuals blush, the authors of such fiction often seek to represent a very real component in the lives of many teens. Unfortunately, authentic and teen-relatable information on healthy adolescent sexuality is not readily available, and sex education classes have had a minimal effect on positive sexual identity development. Consequently, young adult literature that contains sexual elements can play a critical role in addressing the questions and concerns of teens. In Sexual Content in Young Adult Fiction: Reading between the Sheets, Bryan Gillis and Joanna Simpson examine sexual material in canonical, historical, dystopian, romantic, and realistic contemporary fiction for teens. The authors begin with an exploration of sexual identity development and discuss the constructive influence that realistic representations of teen sexual behavior can have on that development. The authors provide a myriad of texts and examples that will help parents, teachers, and librarians better understand the positive role that sexual content in YA fiction can play in the socio-emotional and academic development of adolescents. The book concludes with an overview and analysis of censorship in the world of young adult fiction. In addition to providing a survey of sexual content in young adult literature, this book can help inspire adults to facilitate effective and responsible discussions about young adult fiction that contains sexual material. Featuring a "novels cited" and "works cited" bibliography, Sexual Content in Young Adult Fiction is an important resource that parents and educators will find particularly valuable.

Virginity in Young Adult Literature after Twilight

This book looks at how popular young adult literature fetishizes virginity.

Author: Christine Seifert

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442246584

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 174

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This book looks at how popular young adult literature fetishizes virginity. Christine Seifert examines how and why so much romance and dystopian fiction—the two most popular genres in YA lit—have focused on what she calls “abstinence porn”—a phenomenon that has broken out since the appearance of Twilight on the market.

Young Adult Fiction Writer s Journal

Here is some of what you are getting: ✍ This 8.5 x 11 "Young Adult Fiction Writer's Journal" paperback notebook is perfect for you to work out your character and plot ideas before you forget them - AND - they'll all be in one place so ...

Author: On Target Publishing

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798601304443

Category:

Page: 130

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Young Adult Fiction Writer's Journal When trying to create fiction - there are "EASY" ways and "Hard" ways... Having a notebook/journal with plenty of pages to write and develop your character and plot ideas, with additional pages for mind mapping your OWN ideas is the easy way! You will soon discover that having a notebook is an ESSENTIAL Key To Your Success as a writer! Here is some of what you are getting: ✍ This 8.5 x 11 "Young Adult Fiction Writer's Journal" paperback notebook is perfect for you to work out your character and plot ideas before you forget them - AND - they'll all be in one place so they never get lost! 📓 Perfectly sized to slip into a purse or backpack so you can carry it with you all the time. Now, you can record your inspirations no matter where or when they strike! NEVER again forget those creative jewels! ✍ By keeping a notebook, you will quickly notice an increase in your focus as well as increasing your creative abilities! 📓 Mind mapping pages, plot/character development pages, and blank lined pages to flesh out your thoughts and to allow plenty of room for recording your inspirations! This page design makes developing your ideas a "snap"! ✍ PLUS, there's plenty of space available to make a note of those areas that need a bit more work - so you don't forget. 📓 The glossy cover is made to industry standards and designed to last. ✍ LARGE 8.5 x 11 size - plenty of room for notes, yet fits in any backpack or purse. Take it wherever you go - so it will be handy whenever a new character or plot twist pops into your head. 📓 Not only is this notebook large enough for all your needs, it is a full 130 pages in length. ✍ This blank writer's notebook makes a great gift for any writer or writing student. Scroll up and grab YOUR copy of "Young Adult Fiction Writer's Journal" RIGHT NOW!

Presenting Young Adult Fantasy Fiction

Organizes fantasy literature into sub-genres and examines the lives and works of authors in each of the different areas

Author: Cathi Dunn MacRae

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: UOM:39015041923908

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 464

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Organizes fantasy literature into sub-genres and examines the lives and works of authors in each of the different areas

Chris Crutcher

Examines the life and works of the young adult fiction author, discussing the themes and characters found in his works.

Author: Bryan Gillis

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810885622

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 203

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Examines the life and works of the young adult fiction author, discussing the themes and characters found in his works.

Writing Great Books for Young Adults

Whether you're just getting started or are on the hunt foran agent or publisher, Writing Great Books for Young Adults is your completeinsider source on how to succeed in the flourishing world of YA fiction andnonfiction.

Author: Regina L Brooks

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402293535

Category: Reference

Page: 224

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Break into the Bestselling Young Adult Market with this IndispensableGuide! Whether you're just getting started or are on the hunt foran agent or publisher, Writing Great Books for Young Adults is your completeinsider source on how to succeed in the flourishing world of YA fiction andnonfiction. In this updated and revised edition, veteran literary agent ReginaL. Brooks offers invaluable advice for YA writers on everything from shapingyour novel to crafting the perfect pitch for your book. Learn How To: •Develop an authentic, engaging voice and writing style •Construct dynamic plots that will resonate with readers •Avoid common pitfalls related to tone and point of view •Navigate the emerging genres of YA nonfiction and New Adult •Create an exceptional query letter and proposal that willgrab the attention of agents and publishers You'll also discover how successful film adaptations like Harry Potter and The Hunger Games have broadened the market for your book.Filled with tips and advice from agents, editors, and popular YA authors,Writing Great Books for Young Adults is your ticket to an incredible YA career! "Brooks offers writers who are serious about attractingteen readers solid guidance through the creation process of writing YA fiction."—LibraryJournal

Foreshadow

Addressing these questions and many more are essays and discussions on craft and process by Nova Ren Suma and Emily X. R. Pan. This unique compilation reveals and celebrates the magic of reading and writing for young adults.

Author: Nova Ren Suma

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 9781643751238

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

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A BookPage Best Book of 2020, Young Adult Thirteen Short Stories from Bold New YA Voices & Writing Advice from YA Icons Created by New York Times bestselling authors Emily X. R. Pan and Nova Ren Suma, Foreshadow is so much more than a short story collection. A trove of unforgettable fiction makes up the beating heart of this book, and the accompanying essays offer an ode to young adult literature, as well as practical advice to writers. Featured in print for the first time, the thirteen stories anthologized here were originally released via the buzzed-about online platform Foreshadow. Ranging from contemporary romance to mind-bending fantasy, the Foreshadow stories showcase underrepresented voices and highlight the beauty and power of YA fiction. Each piece is selected and introduced by a YA luminary, among them Gayle Forman, Laurie Halse Anderson, Jason Reynolds, and Sabaa Tahir. What makes these memorable stories tick? What sparked them? How do authors build a world or refine a voice or weave in that deliciously creepy atmosphere to bring their writing to the next level? Addressing these questions and many more are essays and discussions on craft and process by Nova Ren Suma and Emily X. R. Pan. This unique compilation reveals and celebrates the magic of reading and writing for young adults.

Humor in Young Adult Literature

Humor in Young Adult Literature: A Time to Laugh celebrates the accomplishments of YA authors acclaimed for producing high-quality comedies. This discussion shows how these works are reinforced, not trivialized, by their humorous content.

Author: Walter Hogan

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810850729

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 223

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Humor in Young Adult Literature: A Time to Laugh celebrates the accomplishments of YA authors acclaimed for producing high-quality comedies. This discussion shows how these works are reinforced, not trivialized, by their humorous content. In bringing together the foremost YA authors of comedies, Hogan illustrates their strengths, similarities, and differences. The book is topical to facilitate a comparison of distinctive treatments by various authors of adolescent life events, such as sibling rivalry and first dates.

Using Young Adult Literature in the English Classroom

This practical methods book provides future middle and high school English teachers with the direction they'll need to choose adolescent literature and to develop ideas for teaching it.

Author: John H. Bushman

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UVA:X004910100

Category: Education

Page: 345

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This practical methods book provides future middle and high school English teachers with the direction they'll need to choose adolescent literature and to develop ideas for teaching it. Using a highly effective conversational tone, the book provides the latest information about young adult literature in a short, concisely written, classroom-oriented format. The authors show the busy English teacher how to accomplish four important teaching goals including life-long reading, reader response, teaching the classics, and reaching a diverse student population. NEW! Expanded section on Organizing Literature (Chapter 6)-Provides literature suggestions to incorporate its use in content area courses. NEW! Updated chapters on Diversity and Media in Young Adult Literature (Chapters 8 and 9)-Provides readers with information about the most current young adult literature and contains ready-made media activities that can be taken directly into the classroom. NEW! Three appendices designed to make the text as useful and accessible as possible-Provides general teaching information and supplements the young adult literature information given in the text. NEW! Statements from young adult authors-Designed to provide additional information and insight into reading and writing, so that readers can better understand the importance of young adult literature from the point of view of various authors.