Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Review: Writing New Adult Fiction by Deborah Halverson

Title:  Writing New Adult Fiction
Author:  Deborah Halverson
Genre:  New Adult, Non-Fiction, Writing Craft
Publisher:  Writer's Digest Books
Release Date:  July 24, 2014
File Size/Pages:  983 KB/288 pgs.
Source:  IndieSage

My Rating4/5

Summary:  Foreword by Sylvia Day
"For the writer who wants to become a new adult author, or the new adult author who seeks to enrich her craftsmanship and stand out from the herd.” –Tammara Webber, New York Times best-selling author of Easy and Breakable

From Sylvia Day’s Bared to You to Jamie McGuire’s Beautiful Disaster, new adult fiction has arrived—and it’s hotter than ever. But there’s more to this category than its 18- to 26-year-old characters: The success of your story depends on authentically depicting the transition of your young protagonists from teenhood into adulthood. With Writing New Adult Fiction, you’ll learn how to capture the spirit of freedom, self-discovery, and romance that defines the new adult experience.

-Create memorable characters that act and sound like new adults.

-Sculpt a distinct personality for your fiction with POV, voice, tone, and word choices.

-Build a unique, captivating plot that satisfied your audience from beginning to end.

-Learn tools for revising effectively and efficiently in a speed-driven market.

-Weight the options for your path to publication: traditional, indie, and hybrid.

Review:  I was asked to review this novel in exchange of my honest opinion by IndieSage and I loved this book. As a writer, I was thrilled when I was asked to review this novel because someday I hope to write a new adult novel, I absolutely love reading new adult novels, and this book gave me the inspiration to want to try my hand at new adult. Overall this novel was almost like a workbook for me, which I loved, but it was a little hard for me to get into at first. However, if you're a writer, and you want to try your hand at writing new adult, I strongly suggest reading this novel!

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