Friday, January 2, 2015

The Complete Guide to Writing for Young Adults - Review



The Complete Guide to Writing for
Young Adults: Volume 1

Non-fiction Reference
Dragon Moon Press
November 26, 2014

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The Complete Guide to Writing for Young Adults is an essential resource for the emerging YA author. Here you'll find honest advice from award winners, international bestsellers, and industry professionals. If you've wondered why you need an agent, how to build your career, whether you should collaborate on that project, or how to write responsibly for a younger audience... it's all here to get you started:

The Emergence of YA: Adrienne Kress Age Considers, Youth Ventures: Defining YA: E.C. Myers The Problem With Parents: Deby Fredericks Writing YA Science Fiction as if Science Matters: Allen Steele More Than Girl And Boy Books: Gender In YA: Leah Bobet Creepy Or Romantic: Fanny Valentine Darling Making Your Readers Team Players: Julie Kagawa Trans 101 for YA Writers: Sassafras Lowrey Agent Secrets For YA Writers: Laurie McLean Book Bloggers Are Your Friends: Pam van Hylckama Vlieg The Best About Collaboration (and a little of the worst): Clay and Susan Griffith The Home Field Disadvantage: Leah Peterse

My Review: I received this book from the authors in exchange for an honest review

The Complete Guide to Writing for Young Adults is a great reference for anyone interested in a career as a YA author. Don't know much about the YA category? This reference guide will give you much needed information to get you started. The beginning chapters discuss YA at its very essence: what makes a novel YA.

Many important aspects of YA are explored, including: parental roles, gender issues, and love. There are also chapters about the role of agents for a YA author, the importance of book bloggers for marketing, and the challenges of collaboration.

Each chapter is written by a different author, which I thought made the book less dry than other reference materials. Lots of examples are given, and many YA works are referenced, There is also a great glossary of literary devices at the end that would be quite helpful for new writers.

If you are a published YA author, then this book might be a tad too rudimentary for you. However, if you don't know much about YA and have a yen to write, then I think this book is a great place to start. I wish this book was available back when I started writing YA... it would have saved me from making lots of mistakes.

The Authors

The Emergence of YA: Adrienne Kress
Age Considers, Youth Ventures: Defining YA: E.C. Myers
The Problem With Parents: Deby Fredericks
Writing YA Science Fiction as if Science Matters: Allen Steele
More Than Girl And Boy Books: Gender In YA: Leah Bobet
Creepy Or Romantic: Fanny Valentine Darling
Making Your Readers Team Players: Julie Kagawa
Trans 101 for YA Writers: Sassafras Lowrey
Agent Secrets For YA Writers: Laurie McLean
Book Bloggers Are Your Friends: Pam van Hylckama Vlieg
The Best About Collaboration (and a little of the worst): Clay and Susan Griffith
The Home Field Disadvantage: Leah Petersen

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