Craft Book Recommendation – Writing Great Books for Young Adults

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Writing Great Books for Young Adults

Released – October 7, 2014
By Regina L. Brooks
ISBN: 9781402293528

Trade Paperback/$14.99





Praise for Writing Great Books for Young Adults

“Written from the perspective of an industry insider, the book shows budding authors how to edit their work with fresh eyes.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Brooks offers writers who are serious about attracting teen readers solid guidance through the creation process of writing YA fiction.” —Library Journal

“Brooks fills her book with clear examples that illustrate her points… If you’re looking for an A to Z guide on writing and publishing YA fiction, Regina Brooks’s how-to is the place to go.” —Writer Magazine

Break into the young adult market with this indispensable guide!

With an 87 percent increase in the number of young adult titles published in the last two years, the young adult market is one of the healthiest segments in the industry. Despite this fact, surprisingly little has been written to help authors hone their craft and truly connect with the young adult audience.

Writing Great Books for Young Adults gives writers all the advice they need to tap into this incredible and innovative market. Literary agent Regina L. Brooks shows writers how listening to young adults will help them create characters their audience can identify with.

Topics covered include: meeting your protagonist, engaging your readers, trying on points of view, and many more.

For an excerpt from chapter one, Five Rules for Engaging Readers of Young Adult Fiction, click WritingGreatBooks_Excerpt 

regina imageAbout the Author: Regina L. Brooks is the founder of Serendipity Literary Agency and has been developing award-winning authors and books for over a decade. She has been highlighted in several national and international magazines and periodicals, including Poets and Writers, Essence, Writer’s Digest, and Sister2Sister, Forbes, Media Bistro, Ebony, and Jet. She lives in New York City.

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4 Responses to Craft Book Recommendation – Writing Great Books for Young Adults

  1. This is a really terrific resources for authors writing YA. Regina certainly receivedd great reviews from the criticis. I didn’t realize that the market had increased 87% in the past two years with new titles. Most of what I run across is books for 10 and up — which means it borders MG/YA audiences. I noticed the difficulty when nominating a book for the Cybils award that I considered MG, but was considered YA. With the move towards more realistic fiction, I think there will continue to be new titles.

  2. I read Pat’s comment and wholeheartedly agree. I guess that’s why they have upper and lower MG. Although I will tell you that I have seen 11 year-old kids reading YA. I think it has to do with the maturity level too. Regina’s book looks great. I don’t write YA, but I know a lot of writers who could benefit from reading her book. So I’ll mention this book in the FB groups I’m in, Joanna. Some are looking for an A to Z guide. Now they have one! Thanks so much. 🙂

  3. I need to check this book out since I’m going to attempt a YA novel during NaNoWriMo this year. 🙂 Thanks for the recommendation!

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