DearEditor.com is celebrating the release of "Writing Young Adult Fiction for Dummies" with a 7 day virtual book launch, from June 29th to July 5th. Lots of FREEBIES: First chapter critique, free downloads, book excerpts and a free full manuscript edit.
I have been waiting to get my copy of this book ever since I learned about it at a SCBWI Intensive Revision Retreat - where I got to attend several classes led by the book's author Deborah Halverson. Deborah is also the brains behind DearEditor.com.
"Writing Young Adult Fiction for Dummies" includes: tips for targeting an audience, a chapter on self-marketing, techniques and exercises to shape plot, create teen-friendly characters, sidebars by 13 National Book Award winners and finalists, Newbery medalists and honorees, and other award-winning luminaries, self-editing tools, insider tips for finding the right agent and/or editor, creating a stand-out submission package and much, much more.
I myself am looking for the tips on targeting an audience and self-editing tools. I wonder if there is a chapter on how to write without using vampires or werewolves in the plot?
I urge you to join DearEditor.com. Deborah has wonderful and insightful blog postings. You can also post your own questions to the editor! Wow!