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Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-09290-3
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384 pages
June 2011
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Foreword.

Introduction.

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.

Index.

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