Wild Ink

Wild Ink

Success Secrets to Writing and Publishing in the Young Adult Market

Book - 2012
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What do you need to know to break in to the flourishing young adult (YA) market? With humor and a solid grounding in reality, author Victoria Hanley helps readers understand the ins and outs of the YA genre, how to stay inspired, and how to avoid common mistakes writers make in trying to reach teens. The book includes unique writing exercises to help readers find their own authentic teen voice and dozens of interviews with YA authors, blogging experts, editors, and agentsto give inspiration and guidance for getting published. Chapters include writing exercises and self-editing techniques tailored to YA, along with encouraging words on dealing with self-doubt, rejection, and lack of time.
Publisher: Waco, Texas : Prufrock Press Inc., [2012]
Edition: Second edition
ISBN: 9781593638641
Branch Call Number: 808.0683 H194w
Characteristics: ix, 289 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm

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sarahbru17 Jul 07, 2017

Victoria Hanley wrote one of my favorite writing books when I was in middle school, "Seize the Story," so I was pleasantly surprised when I unintentionally was drawn to another one of her writing books. It was easy to maneuver through the clearly-labeled sections to skip to the parts I was most interested in, and the writing style is casual and fun to read.
I especially appreciated the interviews with people who work in the publishing business.
My absolute favorite line from the book, and possibly one of my favorite metaphors ever: "If you stick your feet in a broiler oven and your head in a bag of ice, the average temperature will say you're comfortable--a misleading concept."

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