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Writing Irresistible Kidlit: The Ultimate Guide to Crafting Fiction for Young Adult and Middle Grade Readers, Kole, Mary

Writing Irresistible Kidlit: The Ultimate Guide to Crafting Fiction for Young Adult and Middle Grade Readers

Authors: Kole, Mary
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: LAN005030, LAN002000, LAN005040
ISBN: 9781599635804, Related ISBNs: 1599635763, 1599635801, 9781599635767, 9781599635804
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 288
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Captivate the hearts and minds of young adult readers!

Writing for young adult (YA) and middle grade (MG) audiences isn't just "kid's stuff" anymore--it's kidlit! The YA and MG book markets are healthier and more robust than ever, and that means the competition is fiercer, too. In Writing Irresistible Kidlit, literary agent Mary Kole shares her expertise on writing novels for young adult and middle grade readers and teaches you how to:

   • Recognize the differences between middle grade and young adult audiences and how it impacts your writing.
   • Tailor your manuscript's tone, length, and content to your readership.
   • Avoid common mistakes and cliches that are prevalent in YA and MG fiction, in respect to characters, story ideas, plot structure and more.
   • Develop themes and ideas in your novel that will strike emotional chords.


Mary Kole's candid commentary and insightful observations, as well as a collection of book excerpts and personal insights from bestselling authors and editors who specialize in the children's book market, are invaluable tools for your kidlit career.

If you want the skills, techniques, and know-how you need to craft memorable stories for teens and tweens, Writing Irresistible Kidlit can give them to you.

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