Wild Ink

Wild Ink

Success Secrets to Writing and Publishing in the Young Adult Market

Book - 2012
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Baker & Taylor
Offers advice to aspiring writers of young adult fiction and nonfiction including how and where to submit your manuscript, how working with a traditional publisher differs from self-publishing, and how best to market your book.

Book News
For professional writers considering writing for the young adult (YA) market, this guide provides a practical discussion of considerations for writing for a younger audience and explores key features in fiction and non-fiction writing for several age groups. Beginning with an overview of particularities of the YA market, the guide discusses topics such as novel writing for YA, non-fiction, obstacles and problems in making the switch to YA, writer's resources, submitting manuscripts, book marketing, and options for self publishing. The work includes several interviews with traditional and self-published YA authors. This second edition is fully updated and includes several new chapters. Hanley is a YA novelist. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Sourcebooks Inc.
What do you need to know to break in to the flourishing young adult (YA) market? With humor and a solid grounding in reality, author Victoria Hanley helps readers understand the ins and outs of the YA genre, how to stay inspired, and how to avoid common mistakes writers make in trying to reach teens. The book includes unique writing exercises to help readers find their own authentic teen voice and dozens of interviews with YA authors, blogging experts, editors, and agents to give inspiration and guidance for getting published. Chapters include writing exercises and self-editing techniques tailored to YA, along with encouraging words on dealing with self-doubt, rejection, and lack of time.

Publisher: Waco, Texas : Prufrock Press Inc., [2012]
Edition: Second edition
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781593638641
1593638647
Branch Call Number: 808.0683 HANLE
Characteristics: ix, 289 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm

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sarahbru17 Jul 07, 2017

Victoria Hanley wrote one of my favorite writing books when I was in middle school, "Seize the Story," so I was pleasantly surprised when I unintentionally was drawn to another one of her writing books. It was easy to maneuver through the clearly-labeled sections to skip to the parts I was most interested in, and the writing style is casual and fun to read.
I especially appreciated the interviews with people who work in the publishing business.
My absolute favorite line from the book, and possibly one of my favorite metaphors ever: "If you stick your feet in a broiler oven and your head in a bag of ice, the average temperature will say you're comfortable--a misleading concept."

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