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Y is for YOUNG ADULT FICTION FOR DUMMIES by Deborah Halverson
Yeah, yeah, the title of the book is actually: WRITING YOUNG ADULT FICTION FOR DUMMIES, but I needed to make it fit in my A to Z list. ;)
If you are writing for the YA market, this is a definite must have. Plus, regardless of the market or genre you are writing for, this book has the best section on VOICE that I've ever read anywhere. "Voice" is such an elusive concept, but Deborah Halverson gives you concrete steps to take to improve the "voice" in your writing. I highly recommend this book.
Next time I'm in the book store, I'm definitely going to check out the "voice" section in this book. Any tips on voice are always a must.ReplyDelete
That is hilarious. Whoever started that series was a genius. And he's probably really rich now.ReplyDelete
Thanks. I'm going to check this one out--for the section on Voice. :-) Congrats on making ot through!ReplyDelete
Really? I guess I shouldn't be surprised since the dummies series uses content experts for their books, but this one in particular always struck me as maybe not so useful. I stand corrected!ReplyDelete