This is going to be a quick post because I am going to read some noew material: today I got an awsome package *NOTE: I ordered a couple of more things so there will be a few more posts* They are two books I have wanted for awhile:
One is on Writing and Selling the YA Novel and the other is The Emotion Thesaurus. I think they will both help me on different levels. I picked them up from a amazon fairly cheap and thought I would share with anyone who had a gift card or two. 🙂
Get schooled in the art of writing fiction for teens
Writing & Selling the YA Novel offers a complete lesson plan for writing and publishing fiction for teens. Structured like a day of high school, award-winning young adult novelist K.L. Going takes her students through every stage of YA writing.
Learn how the YA genre has developed in History class. Toss around ideas during Gym. Create authentic teen characters in English class”. Craft convincing plots during Lunch. Add it all up in Math as you learn about agents and contracts. Along the way you’ll find plenty of “homework” exercises to help you hone your skills – as well as input from actual teen readers.
At the end of your school day, you’ll have all the knowledge a young adult author needs to write a book that speaks to teen readers – and get it published.”
One of the biggest problem areas for writers is conveying a character’s emotions
to the reader in a unique, compelling way. This book comes to the rescue by
highlighting 75 emotions and listing the possible body language cues, thoughts,
and visceral responses for each. Using its easy-to-navigate list format, readers
can draw inspiration from character cues that range in intensity to match any
emotional moment. The Emotion Thesaurus also tackles common emotion-related
writing problems and provides methods to overcome them. This writing tool
encourages writers to show, not tell emotion and is a creative brainstorming
resource for any fiction project.
I hope this helps -Jordan