Friday, November 13, 2015

Writing That Great Teen Novel!

Hello, readers!

Here is a copy of an email I got this morning. If you are interested in learning how to organize your ideas for your Middle Grade of Young Adult novel, two hot markets, check out these tutorials.

Writing the Breakout Teen or Middle Grade Novel, Part 2

imageplaceholderSUE JOHNSON
Writer's Digest Tutorials
Hi everyone!

Anyone can tell you that the young adult (YA) and middle grade (MG) publishing industry is hot, with new debut authors getting deals each week. But with this market success comes more competition than ever. So what can you do to stand out? This presentation gives you a literary agent's insider insight to what's in, what's out, and what you can expect along the road to publication in this exciting and booming segment of the publishing marketplace.

From establishing a knowledge base of the category, to crafting that perfect concept and fine-tuning your voice, to researching smarter and refining your querying strategies, literary agent Holly Root gives you an agent's eye view of the current landscape-with plenty of straight talk about what's real, what's hype, and how to thrive in one of the most exciting areas of the publishing business.

In this 48-minute tutorial, you will learn:
  • How to reconcile your art and the realities of the business
  • How to “think like an agent” in crafting a query that will get noticed
  • How to research smarter when targeting agents or publishers-targeting the best people for your work
This is part two of a two-part tutorial. Click here to view part one.

Preview: Writing the Breakout Teen or Middle Grade Novel, Part 2 >

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~ Sue Johnson~

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