Learn how to write young adult fiction with imagination and verve.
This is an authoritative and engaging introduction to writing young adult fiction for the complete beginner. It will help you understand how the genre works, the big do's and don't's - as well as giving you the inspiration and motivation you actually need to write. Written by a leading literary agent who knows what it takes to make it in this market, this book will give you the advice and tips you need to stand out. An essential book for anyone hoping to emulate the success and addictive qualities that characterize books like The Hunger Games, Twilight, Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars.
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The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.
Juliet Mushens is a literary agent at The Agency Group where she represents a bestselling and critically acclaimed list including a large proportion of YA writers. She has been shortlisted for Literary Agent of the Year at the Bookseller Industry Awards, has been previously picked as a Bookseller Rising Star and shortlisted for the Kim Scott Walwyn Prize for excellence in young women in publishing. Beyond this, she is very active on twitter, running a weekly #askagent feature, speaking on numerous panels, recording blogs and contributing to panels on writing.