By Deborah Halverson
Your hands-on, pleasant consultant to writing younger grownup fiction
With younger grownup e-book revenues emerging, and bestselling authors like J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer exploding onto the scene, aspiring YA writers are extra various than ever. Are you interested by writing a tender grownup novel, yet will not be definite how one can healthy the fashion that appeals to younger readers?
Writing younger grownup Fiction For Dummies grants tips of the alternate and confirmed tips about all of the steps to jot down a YA booklet, from constructing an concept to publication.
- Unique writing workouts that will help you locate your individual actual teenager voice
- Tips to prevent while filing manuscripts
- How to damage into the flourishing younger grownup market
With assistance from this step by step advisor, you should have all of the talents to put in writing an inspiring and marketable younger grownup novel.
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The same is the case for one out of five 35- to 44-year-olds. And YA lit book clubs for adults are plentiful. These adults love the timeless themes, they enjoy the trips down memory lane, and they relish the strong storytelling that fills YA fiction. A young adult novel has lessons and entertainment for every age, and the stigma of reading “a kid’s book” has long since disappeared. Books with equally strong appeal for young and old readers alike are said to have crossover appeal, meaning they cross over the line that divides the adult and young adult markets.
And Love I’m Not Talking Dialogue Here: The True Meaning of Narrative Voice Getting a feel for narrative voice Seeing what goes into narrative voice Pinning Down Your Narrator and Point of View First-person POV Second-person POV Third-person limited POV Third-person omniscient POV The unreliable narrator Exercise: Developing your narrative POV Making Sense of Teen Sensibility Self-awareness and the teen psyche Embrace your inner drama queen Word Choice: It Pays to Be Picky Say what? Using appropriate words for your audience Getting fresh with your phraseology Exercise: Creating a word bank Showing a little style Syncing Your Delivery to Your Audience Sizing up sentence structure and paragraphing Putting punctuation in its place Show It, Don’t Tell It Chapter 10: Talking Like a Teen Telling Your Story through Dialogue Character and mood: Letting your teens talk about themselves Delivering information: Loose lips reveal plot and backstory Choosing the setting: Their “where” determines their words Even Old People Can Sound Young Rediscovering your immaturity Relaxing the grammar Ditching the fake teen accent Cussing with caution What the Best Dialogue Doesn’t Say Censoring the babble Dodging the question Avoiding info dumps Getting the Balance Right: Dialogue and Narrative Taking breathers with beats Making the action count He said, she said: Doling out dialogue tags Welcoming teens with white space Weighing your balance of dialogue and narrative Doing a Little Mind Reading: Direct Thoughts Part III: Editing, Revising, and Formatting Your Manuscript Chapter 11: Editing and Revising with Confidence Self-Editing, Where Every Revision Begins The read-through: Shifting your mindset from writing to editing Self-editing checklist Calling in the Posse: The Give and Take of Critiquing Participating in a critique group Hiring a freelance editor Getting input from teens and tweens Revising with Confidence Starting big and finishing small Taking chances with your changes Knowing the final draft when you see it Chapter 12: The Finishing Touches: Formatting and Finalizing Paying Attention to Nitty-Gritty Details Patrolling punctuation Avoiding basic blunders with easily confused words Running spell-check Making Passes: Professionals Proofread (Twice) Formatting the Standard YA Manuscript Page setup and such: Tackling the technical stuff Putting the right stuff on the first page Protecting What’s Yours and Getting Permission Copyrighting your manuscript Understanding plagiarism, permission, and perfectly fair use Asking for the okay Crediting your sources Part IV: Getting Published Chapter 13: Strategizing and Packaging Your Submissions Creating Your Submission Strategy Compiling your submission list Identifying the right editor for you Deciding to work with an agent Query Letters, Your Number-One Selling Tool Why queries feel like the be all, end all .
Your path to writing YA fiction likely began with your own passion as a young reader, so you know firsthand the joy kids find in books. Now you’re going to create that for others. You’ve chosen a fulfilling mission. The realm you’re entering — the children’s book world — is an amazing community of writers, editors, agents, librarians, teachers, supporters, and champions of young readers. And then there are the readers themselves. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more sensitive, loyal, and responsive audience.