There's never been a better time to write and publish books for young adults than today!
YA is consistently the strongest growing sector of the publishing industry - and publishers, educators and librarians are constantly seeking great new books for young adult readers.
Just Write for Young Adults contains everything you could want to know about creating a great YA novel in
14 self-paced lessons. Learn the fundamental aspects of writing for young adults and write a submission-worthy manuscript with lessons that include...
Find out the differences between middle grade, YA and adult fiction, and which genre is right for you. Learn how to develop your idea into a captivating story that will resonare for young adult readers and meet the standards of today's publishing industry.
Craft authentic, compelling characters who take an emotional journey. Plus, find out how to make the most of your secondary characters and give each one a unique voice.
See how to provide a takeaway for readers without being preachy or didactic. Learn about the Hero's Journey and get tips on using settings and worldbuilding to enhance your story.
Understand the keys to plot structure: dramatic arc, pacing, tension and other craft elements. Learn the responsibility of the first chapter and how to build scenes, events, hooks, beats, obstacles, transitions and more!
Study how to use backstory, tense, dialogue, interiority, foreshadowing and more. Plus, tips on handling tough content including mature language and sex.
Determine the best way to fulfill the initial promise of your novel. Then it's back to the beginning as you master revision strategies for polishing your manuscript and making it submission ready in accordance with today's industry standards.
"Emma Walton Hamilton is one of those teachers you never forget: generous with her knowledge and clear in her guidance. She has a knack for breaking down the elements of writing without ever being simplistic or formulaic. As a result, her course is a clear, bright beacon that shines the way toward success.”
Patricia McCormick - 2-time National Book Award finalist and award-winning author of Never Fall Down, Sold and Cut, among others
Emma Walton Hamilton has co-authored over 30 children's books with her mother, Julie Andrews - 9 of which have been on the New York Times best-seller list. She is a proud faculty member of Stony Brook Southampton's MFA in Creative Writing and Literature, where she teaches children’s book writing, and directs the Children's Literature Fellows program, as well as the annual Southampton Children's Literature Conference. Emma also serves as Executive Director for the Young Artists and Writers Project in area middle and high schools. She has dedicated her life to creating books that will make a difference in the lives of children - and teaching others to do the same.
Now, she's offering the same information and training to you... for a fraction of the cost, and accessible entirely from the comfort of home.
* Editing Checklist
* Writer's Resource List
* Manuscript Submission Guide
* A $50 Gift Certificate toward any of Emma's editing services