The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing For Young Adults

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing For Young Adults

by Deborah Perlberg
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing For Young Adults by Deborah Perlberg

This comprehensive guide introduces aspiring storytellers to the ins and outs of writing fiction and nonfiction for young adults. Information includes an overview of writing, from dialogue and point of view to plot, setting, and character construction; choosing an agent and publisher; marketing the finished work, and more. Written by an experienced author who has written, edited, and published books for young adults. Features writing exercises, anecdotes, and insider information. According to a 1998 survey report of the National Center for Education Statistics, young adults between the ages of 12 and 18 represent 25% of all public library patrons. YA is a popular and lucrative genre for aspiring and seasoned authors alike, both in fiction and nonfiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440696831
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 10/03/2006
Series: COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE
Sold by: DK
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Deborah Perlberg is a writer and editor who also teaches the art of writing juvenile fiction and creating submission packages that sell. She created the first course on Writing Children's Books for the renowned Gotham Writers Workshop and has managed such best-selling YA series as The Adventures of Mary-Kate and Ashley, Full House: Stephanie, Goosebumps, the Nancy Drew Mysteries and The New Adventures of the Bobbsey Twins.

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing for Young Adults 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What I liked about this book is that it was really practical. For instance, the section on writing descriptive scenes showed how the author only used information that was useful -- she wrote and then edited a sample passage to make her point. I really enjoyed seeing that because I never know how much descriptive details to include in a scene!