The question we hear most from new writers is, “How do I get published?”
And the answer is: Respect your dream.
Jill Williamson and Stephanie Morrill teamed up to write the guide for teen writers looking for that extra oomph to nudge them from incognito to on-their-way.
They lead you step-by-step through the process of building your book and preparing it for an agent or editor’s eyes. With chapter titles like “Why Bother?”, “Your Character’s Past”, “Behave Like a Pro Before You Are,” and my personal favorite, “The Publishing Industry Decoded,” this book screams insight. The authors pull no punches and treat teens like adults, respecting them as fellow writers (a big plus).
With a writer-to-writer tone and step-by-step method, Jill and Stephanie present a comprehensive overview of everything a teen writer needs to know about writing and becoming an author. I recommend this book to teen (and new non-teens) writers who are looking for the answer to the “How do I get published?” question.
About the Authors
Jill Williamson is a chocolate loving, daydreaming, creator of kingdoms and the award-winning author of several young adult books including the Blood of Kings trilogy, Replication, the Mission League series, and the Safe Lands trilogy. She lives in Oregon with her husband and two children and a whole lot of deer. Visit her online at her blog, where adventure comes to life.
Stephanie Morrill is a twenty-something living in Kansas with her husband and two kids. Her only talents are reading, writing, and drinking coffee, so career options were somewhat limited. Fortunately, she discovered a passion for young adult novels and has been writing them ever since. Stephanie is the author of The Reinvention of Skylar Hoyt series and is currently working on other young adult projects. She enjoys encouraging and teaching teen writers on her blog. To connect with Stephanie and read samples of her books, check out her website.
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