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Writing for Teens and New Adults

Writing for Teens and New Adults

  by Marion Crook for Mama Reads Blog September 30, 2016 https://mamareadsblog.wordpress.com/?s=Marion+Crook Writing for Teens and New Adults Teens are a collection of individuals with individual ideas, prejudices, concerns and hopes. They want novels that give them beauty and order, hope, a sense of power…

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7 Ways to Make a Young Reader’s Hair Stand Up

7 Ways to Make a Young Reader’s Hair Stand Up

7 Ways to Make a Young Reader’s Hair Stand Up The Writers`Dig (Writers Digest) http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/7-ways-make-young-readers-hair-stand By: Guest Column | January 4, 2017  Marion Crook 7 Ways to Make a Young Reader’s Hair Stand Up 3 Children often want to get the thrill of suspense from their novels. It doesn’t…

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The Problem Must Matter

The Problem Must Matter

By Marion Crook for yatopia.blogspot.ca  September 23, 2016 The Problem must Matter   Most writers want to engage their readers, have the readers worry about the characters and feel relieved when danger is overcome. That emotional involvement will happen only if the readers care about…

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Back from the Summer

Back from the Summer

Hello all, I never expected to be away from my blog for so long but summer happened–and children and grandchildren and deadlines. I’m back. I hope with more intention to be a regular blogger, but probably just fit it in around the writing. I wrote…

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Who is your market? The book world of children and young adults

Who is your market? The book world of children and young adults

  Children and teen literature is classified in genres. This is not so much on the insistence of the authors, but on the insistence of the marketing department of the publishing houses and on-line distributors. The placement of your book in a certain genre is…

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