Writing Young Adult Fiction for Dummies

Award-winning author and editor Deborah Halverson’s new book Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies® hits stores on July 5, and she’s just announced a 7-day virtual book launch to celebrate it.
From June 29 – July 5 on her writers’ advice website DearEditor.com, Deborah will feature daily “free first chapter critique” giveaways, free downloads, excerpts from the book, and profiles of the 13 amazing authors, editors, and agents who contributed sidebars to the book. As a grand finale, Deborah is giving away a full manuscript edit on the final day of the launch.
The book is filled with great features, including:
• tips for targeting an audience, finding an angle that’ll make the story stand out, and writing a killer hook
• an extensive chapter on self-marketing to help writers move boldly into the realm of self-promotion
• techniques and exercises to shape plot, create teen-friendly characters, develop a convincingly youthful voice, write natural dialogue, and use setting to illuminate characters and plot
• 13 National Book Award winners and finalists, Newbery medalists and honorees, and other award-winning luminaries sharing their insights
• self-editing tools to transform a first draft into a strong submission-ready final draft
• insider tips for finding the right agent and/or editor and preparing a stand-out submission package
• answers to common book contract questions
• advice on self-publishing for YA writers
Above all, Deborah aims to guide writers in developing a style that appeals to young readers. Finding one’s own voice and style is especially important to her. Writers of all levels will get a lot out of Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies—and have fun along the way.
For more, visit
www.DearEditor.com June 29-July 5 for the virtual book launch
Dummies.com for a free printable Cheat Sheet for the book
http://bit.ly/lyK3Gu or http://amzn.to/jvu6zf for book details and buying info

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