Saturday, May 4, 2013

A Book Review of Go Teen Writers: How to Turn Your First Draft Into A Published Novel

The question we hear most from new writers is, 
"How do I get published?" 
And the answer is: 
Respect your dream 
Every writer's journey is different, yet as we've reflected on our experiences and those of the writers around us, we've seen time and time again that those who are successful are the ones who had the patience and endurance to stick with this writing thing. They didn't look for shortcuts (at least, not for long), nor did they quit after five, ten, or one hundred rejections. We can't make the process easy for you, but it's our hope that this book will be a tool you can turn to time and time again when you're thinking, "Okay ... what's next?" 
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

What I liked: First of all, I love this book. It clearly tells about how to write a good novel and gives insight about the industry. From technique to development of your characters, it has tons of tips about the craft and encouragement in the experience aspect of writing.

This book has it all. In the back are tons of helpful lists to assist with character building, world building, and more. I've been writing seriously for four years, and I wish this book was released sooner! I've bookmarked many of the pages, and I'm definitely keeping this book by my laptop for reference for years to come.

This book has a friendly, clean and encouraging tone. It's directed towards young people, and it isn't condescending in any way. This is a great basic guide for an aspiring writer. I recommend this to any young writer that wants to seriously write a book. Five out of five stars!

About the Author:
Jill Williamson is a chocolate loving, daydreaming, creator of kingdoms and the award-winning author of several young adult books including the Blood of Kings trilogy, Replication, the Mission League series, and the Safe Lands trilogy. She lives in Oregon with her husband and two children and a whole lot of deer. Visit her online at her blog, where adventure comes to life.
You can find her on her website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Goodreads

Stephanie Morrill is a twenty-something living in Kansas with her husband and two kids. Her only talents are reading, writing, and drinking coffee, so career options were somewhat limited. Fortunately, she discovered a passion for young adult novels and has been writing them ever since. Stephanie is the author of The Reinvention of Skylar Hoyt series and is currently working on other young adult projects. She enjoys encouraging and teaching teen writers on her blog.
You can find her on her website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Goodreads

Both of them host a great young writers blog called Go Teen Writers!

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