Review: Wild Ink: Success Secrets to Writing and Publishing for the YA Market

Posted on June 12, 2012

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Wild Ink: Success Secrets to Writing and Publishing for the Young Adult Market
By Victoria Hanley
Prufrock Press Inc.
May 2012
302 pages

Billed as a second edition, Wild Ink: Success Secrets to Writing and Publishing for the Young Adult Market is for advanced YA writers, and Wild Ink: How to Write Fiction for Young Adults (first edition) is for beginning YA writers. In the first edition award-winning author and writing instructor Victoria Hanley tells you how to get started. In the second edition she tells you how to keep going. Hanley uses examples from the classic Pride and Prejudice and the popular bestseller The Hunger Games to explore the fine points of novel writing. Other topics included are nonfiction, agents, traditional publishing, self-publishing, and marketing, all of which show writers how to take their writing to the next level. The final 80 pages of interviews provide a fascinating look at the insight and craft of dozens of today’s YA fiction and nonfiction authors, which you will revisit often. If you have the first draft of your manuscript in your hands, you need this book.

Copyright (c) 2012 by Peggy Tibbetts

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