Writing Great Books for Young Adults Excerpt and Giveaway

With NaNoWriMo right around the corner, maybe you’re thinking about trying your hand at writing the next great YA novel. (Go you!) Looking at that blank screen is daunting so perhaps you want to do a little research first. Writing Great Books for Young Adults is designed for writers just getting their start in writing YA, and the advice comes straight from an experienced literary agent. Author Regina L. Brooks takes you all the way through the writing process – from that first spark of an idea all the way to trying to get that book published.

Read on to find out more about Writing Great Books for Young Adults (the updated edition is on sale today from Sourcebooks) and how to win a copy for yourself.


Writing Great Books for Young Adults

Writing Great Books for Young Adults

October 7, 2014

By Regina L. Brooks

ISBN: 9781402293528 ● Trade Paperback/$14.99

Find it: Goodreads * Amazon * B&N * IndieBound

About the Book:

A reputable guide on how to make it in the bestselling young adult (YA) market from a top industry agent.

The young adult book market is one of the healthiest in the industry, but little has been written to help authors hone their craft and truly connect with this audience. With the new edition of her indispensable guide, experienced literary agent Regina Brooks offers up-and-coming YA writers all the advice they need to create great content for this exploding market of readers. Most importantly, Regina states, the key to success is listening to young adults so that YA writers can create characters with whom their readers can identify.

Praise for Writing Great Books for Young Adults

“Written from the perspective of an industry insider, the book shows budding authors how to edit their work with fresh eyes.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Brooks offers writers who are serious about attracting teen readers solid guidance through the creation process of writing YA fiction.” —Library Journal

“Brooks fills her book with clear examples that illustrate her points… If you’re looking for an A to Z guide on writing and publishing YA fiction, Regina Brooks’s how-to is the place to go.” —Writer Magazine


About the Author:Regina Brooks Writing Great Books for Young Adults

Regina L. Brooks is the founder of Serendipity Literary Agency and has been developing award-winning authors and books for over a decade. She has been highlighted in several national and international magazines and periodicals, including Poets and Writers, Essence, Writer’s Digest, and Sister2Sister, Forbes, Media Bistro, Ebony, and Jet. She lives in New York City.

Connect with Regina: Twitter * Facebook * Website

Check out the “Five Rules for Engaging Readers of Young Adult Fiction” from Writing Great Books for Young Adults below:


Ready to get started on your writing journey? One entrant will win a copy of Writing Great Books for Young Adults, courtesy of Sourcebooks. Giveaway is open to US/Canada entrants age 13 and up. Fill out the Rafflecopter below to enter.

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2 thoughts on “Writing Great Books for Young Adults Excerpt and Giveaway

  1. What a great resource this sounds like. Going to spread the word 🙂

    Felicia the Geeky Blogger recently posted: Guest Posting @ MidnyteReader for #HalloweenHootenanny
  2. Lucy says:

    It does sound handy for writers just starting out. Thanks for spreading the word, Felicia!

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