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Writing And Selling The Young Adult Novel by K.L. Going
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Oct 20, 2008

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bookshelves: nonfiction, young-adult
Recommended for: aspiring YA writers
Read in November, 2008

This is not a bad book to read if you are interested in writing and publishing a young adult novel. It definitely covers all of the basics from audience to voice to creating unique and likable characters. It also presents the realities of getting published with or without an agent. Parts of the book reminded me of how-to books on writing that have been geared towards young adults (like some of the Writers Workshop books by Ralph Fletcher). However, the last two chapters of the book clearly made it stand out as a how-to book for aspiring professional writers.

At the end of the day I'm not sure how much value this book added. I felt like I already knew a lot of this just based on my experiences in teaching and reading a lot of YA lit. So I think it's a good book for someone who's totally clueless but I would have liked for there to be more there -- info, details, speciics, ideas, etc.

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11/11/2008 page 92
36.8% "I haven't really learned anything new yet..."

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