Captivate the hearts and minds of young adult readers!

Writing for young adult (YA) and middle grade (MG) audiences isn’t just “kid’s stuff” anymore–it’s kidlit! The YA and MG book markets are healthier and more robust than ever, and that means the competition is fiercer, too. In Writing Irresistible Kidlit, literary agent Mary Kole shares her expertise on writing novels for young adult and middle grade readers and teaches you how to:

  • Recognize the differences between middle grade and young adult audiences and how it impacts your writing.
  • Tailor your manuscript’s tone, length, and content to your readership.
  • Avoid common mistakes and cliches that are prevalent in YA and MG fiction, in respect to characters, story ideas, plot structure and more.
  • Develop themes and ideas in your novel that will strike emotional chords.

Mary Kole’s candid commentary and insightful observations, as well as a collection of book excerpts and personal insights from bestselling authors and editors who specialize in the children’s book market, are invaluable tools for your kidlit career.

If you want the skills, techniques, and know-how you need to craft memorable stories for teens and tweens, Writing Irresistible Kidlit can give them to you.

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  1. Anonymous

    The best of the best I taught writing at university level so the search for a solid text on the craft was always a top priority, and there were not many.Until now.Disregard the ‘Kidlit’ name in the title. This book is for every writer in every genre. It is thoughtfully formatted as well so that each topic is clearly set out. Each topic is explored from the point of view of a publisher and an agent so the craft insights are pure gold for authors.I don’t know who this Mary Kole is,…

  2. Anonymous

    Nice book for beginning writers This is another book about the writing craft. Your impression will depend on how many craft books you have previously read. Having read a few I must say I didn’t find much new here, but others may find the ideas valuable and for this reason I’ll give it one more star than I spontaneously would. The book stands out (which is rare in this genre) by addressing those of us who write for children. The first couple of chapters are especially valuable for aspiring kidlit writers, as they cover…

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