Foreword by Sylvia Day
“For the writer who wants to become a new adult author, or the new adult author who seeks to enrich her craftsmanship and stand out from the herd.” –Tammara Webber, New York Times best-selling author of Easy and Breakable
From Sylvia Day’s Bared to You to Jamie McGuire’s Beautiful Disaster, new adult fiction has arrived—and it’s hotter than ever. But there’s more to this category than its 18- to 26-year-old characters: The success of your story depends on authentically depicting the transition of your young protagonists from teenhood into adulthood. With Writing New Adult Fiction, you’ll learn how to capture the spirit of freedom, self-discovery, and romance that defines the new adult experience.
-Create memorable characters that act and sound like new adults.
-Sculpt a distinct personality for your fiction with POV, voice, tone, and word choices.
-Build a unique, captivating plot that satisfied your audience from beginning to end.
-Learn tools for revising effectively and efficiently in a speed-driven market.
-Weight the options for your path to publication: traditional, indie, and hybrid.
About Deborah Halverson
Deborah Halverson spent a decade editing books for Harcourt Children’s Books before becoming the award-winning author of Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies, Writing New Adult Fiction, the teen novels Honk If You Hate Me and Big Mouth, a picture book and three books in the Remix series for struggling readers. She is now a freelance editor, author, writing instructor, and the founder of the popular writers’ advice site DearEditor.com. Deborah also serves on the advisory board for UC San Diego Extension “Children’s Book Writing and Illustrating” certificate program. She speaks extensively at workshops and conferences for writers and edits adult fiction and nonfiction while specializing in teen fiction, New Adult fiction, and picture books. For more about Deborah, visit http://www.DeborahHalverson.com.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I really had no clue what I was getting into with this read. I do however, at some point want to write my first novel.
This book pretty much lays everything down for starting this type if genre. Because of the , 50 Shades, and other reads there is so much more self publishing going on now days but sometimes you don’t get accomplished with doing that.
The author explains writing NA fictions, what it all entails on a “funny learning level, my kind of learning. The age popular group for these reads are 18-25, but being 36 I do find my self in this group by heart I guess…..
Halverson, puts everything into perspective and you will gain confidence if there is a closet writer within you.
Great easy read!!!