Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies
Part I: Getting Ready to Write Young Adult Fiction.
Chapter 1: The Lowdown on YA Fiction.
Chapter 2: Targeting Teen Readers.
Chapter 3: Managing Your Muse.
Part II: Writing Riveting Young Adult Fiction.
Chapter 4: Writing the Almighty Hook.
Chapter 5: Creating Teen-Friendly Characters.Chapter 6: Building the Perfect Plot.
Chapter 7: Creating Teen-Driven Action.
Chapter 8: Setting Is More than Somewhere to Be.
Chapter 9: Crafting a Narrative Voice Teens Will Listen To . . . and Love.
Chapter 10: Talking Like a Teen.
Part III: Editing, Revising, and Formatting Your Manuscript.
Chapter 11: Editing and Revising with Confi dence.
Chapter 12: The Finishing Touches: Formatting and Finalizing.
Part IV: Getting Published.
Chapter 13: Strategizing and Packaging Your Submissions.
Chapter 14: Self-Publishing: Is It for You?
Chapter 15: Mastering Marketing
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 16: Ten Common Pitfalls in Writing YA Fiction.
Chapter 17: Ten Facts about Book Contracts.
Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Make the Most of a Conference.