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Writing Great Books for Young Adults by Regina Brooks
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Oct 16, 10

Read from October 04 to 16, 2010

It was worth reading, but I'm not going to rave about it. Early chapters are good for anybody thinking of writing a novel, about generating ideas, characters, plot, story, setting, point of view, dialogue, and theme. I thought the chapters on plot and theme were particularly thorough and helpful. The author is an agent, so gives a lot of good advice from that perspective. The book also included snippets from other industry insiders, which I found interesting reading. I was annoyed with some sloppy editing/proofreading in the last couple of chapters, which was especially annoying because that's where where she talked about proofreading and editing.

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