Writing & Publishing Your Young Adult Novel: Premium Collection
Young adult novels are today's hottest marketplace for fiction. But how can you write a story that becomes incredibly popular like Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Twilight, Maze Runner, or John Green's novels? Writer's Digest put together this exclusive downloadable package to help you write and publish a successful young adult novel. From plotting and crafting your story, to finding an agent that will appreciate your story; this collection has all the tips and tricks you need to break into the market and succeed! Download the mega collection today, featuring TEN resources on everything Y.A!
The Principles of Plotting a Young Adult Novel
How do you know if you're choosing the right events for your story, setting them in the right order, and achieving the effects you have in mind? Editor Cheryl Klein guides you through the principles that underlie most YA narrative plotting,a framework on which you can build all sorts of variations,and suggests tips and exercises to craft an exciting and emotionally compelling storyline.
Writing Great Books for Young Adults
In this on-demand webinar, discover the key elements agents and editors are looking for and how to grab their attention. Regina shares surefire techniques and tips necessary to get an agent to read past the first few pages of your manuscript.
How to Sell Your Young Adult Novel
No matter what stage you are in publishing, literary agent, Katie Shea Boutillier is here to help you get your YA novel in shape for a sale. Dip into Katie's knowledge in how to create that teen voice that feels unique and fresh to the page.
In this live webinar, literary agents Marie Lamba and Cari Lamba will help you gain a better understanding of the YA market, learn tools to help you craft a strong and focused YA novel, and you'll discover how to create a top-notch query letter so you can present your work in a professional and exciting way to literary agents.
In this tutorial, you'll discover the 7 biggest mistakes in YA fiction and 28 ways to fix these mistakes! This tutorial is taught by Kerri Majors. She has published short works in several journals, including Guernica and Poets and Writers. She is the author of This Is Not a Writing Manual: Notes for the Young Writer in the Real World (Writer's Digest Books, July 2013).
Writing the Breakout Teen Novel
From establishing a knowledge base of the category, to crafting that perfect concept and fine-tuning your voice, to researching smarter and refining your querying strategies, literary agent Holly Root gives you an agent's eye view of the current YA landscape,with plenty of straight talk about what's real, what's hype, and how to thrive in one of the most exciting areas of the publishing business.
YA Trends: How to Stand Out in a Competitive Market
This presentation explains the differences between MG, YA, new adult and crossover, and how to determine which one your book is considered. Examples of each will be shared. Then she reviews how to take your idea and create a pitch that is so incredibly compelling, an agent won't be able to help but to read the pages.
What All Agents Want in a Great Young Adult Novel
The presentation opens with discussing what it means to write authentic YA voices, and explaining why crafting a YA voice is a different challenge from creating one for a tween or adult protagonist.
Writing Great Openings for Young Adult or Middle Grade Novels
In this presentation, instructor and literary agent Carlie Webber shows you how to catch a reader's eye with your first sentences and pages. After sharing her own best practices, Carlie uses opening pages from published books to show you the dos and don'ts of opening your YA or MG novel.
After Harry: Young Adult Thrillers
Authors R.L. Stine, Wendy Corsi Staub, Robert Lipanulo and Jon Land talk about defeating the obstacles all YA thriller writers face when trying to get published, trying to sell their work and trying to write a successful series.
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