Writing Irresistible Kidlit: The Ultimate Guide to Crafting Fiction for Young Adult and Middle Grade Readers Paperback – 4 December 2012
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- Publisher : Penguin (4 December 2012)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 288 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1599635763
- ISBN-13 : 978-1599635767
- Dimensions : 13.97 x 1.85 x 21.34 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 55,833 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Literary agent Mary Kole works at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency, the number-one agency in children's book sales (according to the Publisher's Marketplace rankings). She sees thousands of failed kidlit attempts every year and can draw on her first-hand experience to provide readers with unique insight and understanding into the art and craft of writing and publishing tween and YA fiction.
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Mrs M B Holman
I cannot recommend it highly enoughReviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 January 2018
Mary Kole really knows what she's talking about! This book has completely turned around how I was approaching my children's and YA writing. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Each chapter contains relevant, useful and insightful information about writing and about the book world. Kole doesn't just tell us things from her own point of view. She refers throughout the book to contextual examples from current books to support her points, and asks also writers and agents for their thoughts and contextual choices. I'll always have this book within easy reach when I want the best children's and YA writing advice!
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... lot of books on writing and this is the best one everReviewed in the United Kingdom on 8 December 2014
I have read a lot of books on writing and this is the best one ever, for writing in all genres, not just kidlit. It could partly be because I read it at the same time that I was doing the outline for a YA book, and this helped enormously in that process, making me think about things I wouldn't otherwise have thought of. But I think most people who are serious about writing and want to learn from others would benefit from reading this very practical and accessible book.
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Brilliant book. 6 StarsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 March 2019
Highly intelligent and effective book. Brilliant in both creative writing theory as well as practical steps for getting published in children's market.
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Highly recommendedReviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 May 2020
Excellent book well worth the purchase, I would highly recommend you buy a copy. It is easy to understand and follow. It gives lots of tips and examples but doesn't go overboard like some writing books.
Written by a writer for a writerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 January 2017
Finding all the advice very helpful and it's written really well enjoying reading this and expect others will to