Thursday, March 14, 2013

Do You Know Any Teen Writers?

Writers Jill Williamson, who has many published and forthcoming YA novels has joined author Stephanie Morrill to publish a book for teens on getting published. Teens can also hang out at the Go Teen Writers website to discuss writing, find out about writing opportunities, and learn from published authors.

Here's the blurb for Go Teen Writers:

Whether you’re just starting to write your first story or you’ve finished and are wondering how to edit, this book will help you learn how to perfect your craft and get your project ready for publication. Click to learn more.

Includes tips for:

-Getting published, finding the right agent, book surgery, thicker plots, deeper characters, richer settings, weaving in theme, dealing with people who don’t get your writing

Find this book at your local bookstore, or…
On ebook at: Amazon.com • BarnesandNoble.com • Kobo

If you know a teen writer, this makes a great gift. But you don't have to be a teen to appreciate the book. Even adult writers (including published authors) can learn from the many tips Jill and Stephanie have put together. It's not a refresher on the basics, but instead it gives many great hints on how to improve saggy middles, how to brainstorm plot ideas, and how to deal with people who don't understand your desire to write.

8 comments:

Michael Offutt, S.F.A. said...

My friend Brooke R. Busse is a teen writer. I shall let her know about this.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Great idea. I know at least two teen writers who have completed one novel already.

Annmarie Pipa said...

thanks you for this recommendation...my teens were published in those poetry books that parents have to buy....

Cate Masters said...

It's great to see so much encouragement these days for younger writers. Wonderful idea.

Stephanie Morrill said...

Thanks for your kind words :) We had so much fun writing that book!

Jill Williamson said...

Thanks for sharing this, Laurie!
:-)

Laurie J. Edwards said...

You're welcome, Jill and Stephanie! I love what you're doing to help teens!

Laurie J. Edwards said...

Michael, Susan, and Annmarie,

That's wonderful that you know/have teens who write. They're lucky to have supportive people like you in their lives.