Writing and Publishing: The Ultimate Teen Guide

Writing and Publishing: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Tina P. Schwartz
Writing and Publishing: The Ultimate Teen Guide

Writing and Publishing: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Tina P. Schwartz


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Edgar Allen Poe, Langston Hughes, Louisa May Alcott, and Stephen King are just a handful of famous authors who began their publishing careers in their teens. Many young adults would like to write and publish but few know where to begin. While there are many books on how to write and how to get published, none are written specifically for teens. Writing and Publishing: The Ultimate Teen Guide fills this gap.

In this book, author Tina Schwartz discusses many matters that are not often presented in guides to writing and publishing, such as the importance of mentors and critique groups, as well as courses and extracurricular activities that can be of great help to the up-and-coming teen author. The book explores various writing careers and the basics of publishing and marketing, including how to write query letters. Schwartz also provides tips on writing both fiction and nonfiction, as well as genres a new author can explore, like poetry and songwriting. With this resource, teens will find all the information they need to develop writing skills and build confidence as a writer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810856479
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/31/2009
Series: It Happened to Me Series , #27
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Tina P. Schwartz has written and taught numerous programs on writing and getting published for teens. She is the author of Organ Transplants: A Survival Guide for the Entire Family: The Ultimate Teen Guide (Scarecrow, 2005).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

1 Reading 1

2 Careers and Schooling 17

3 Beginner Basics 63

4 Fiction Basics 81

5 Nonfiction Basics 113

6 Poetry and Songwriting Basics 131

7 Mentors, Professional Organizations, and Critique Groups 153

8 Publishing Information and Marketing Basics 167

9 Emotional and Gritty Realism 215

10 Contests, Awards, and Grants 235

Glossary 249

Resources and Contests 255

Suggested Reading 259

Index 261

About the Author and Illustrator 269

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