Writers for Young Adults


Writers for Young Adults

This group is for those She Writers who write fiction for young adults.

Location: #Children's Literature
Members: 347
Latest Activity: Sep 10



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Discussion Forum

Finished my YA novel! Are you officially an author once you finish your book? Or do you have to be Published? Now what....

Started by T. Swift. Last reply by D.L. Gioe Jul 15. 10 Replies

Hey there ladies,I am so happy that I finally finished my book. So now what? What is next? I am going to do my re-write checking formatting, spelling & grammar and plot details and story. After that I will have two folks who I know who are…Continue

Introduce Yourself Here!

Started by Candy Fite. Last reply by D.L. Gioe Jul 15. 122 Replies

Icebreakers are known to:Create a positive group atmosphereHelp people to relaxBreak down social barriersEnergize & motivateHelp people to "think outside the box"Help people to get to know one anotherTell us about yourself. Who you are, and what…Continue

Looking for Published YA Authors to Blurb My Book

Started by B. Lynn Goodwin. Last reply by B. Lynn Goodwin Sep 1, 2015. 2 Replies

Fifteen-and-a-half year old Sandee Mason wants to find her talent, get her driver's license, and stop living in the shadow of her big brother, Bri, who's missing in Afghanistan in B. Lynn Goodwin's forthcoming novel, TALENT. If you are a published…Continue

Tags: TALENT, author, published, YA, blurb

Writer Advice's Scintillating Starts Contest

Started by B. Lynn Goodwin Nov 7, 2014. 0 Replies

WRITER ADVICE’S SCINTILLATING STARTS CONTEST www.writeradvice.com $20 ENTRY FEE3 PRIZES OF $100Deadline: 11/10/14Entice us. Submit the opening (up to 1500 words) of your book (any prose genre) to Writer…Continue

Tags: perspective, novels, feedback, opening

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Comment by Catherine Stine on September 26, 2015 at 9:27am

Kate Harre, I voted for your book!

Comment by Suzanne Williams on September 26, 2015 at 1:43am

Kate Harre:

I gave Freak a nomination over on Kindle Scout. Good luck :-)

Comment by V. Lynne Murray on September 25, 2015 at 9:15pm
I did a nice short story for middle grade or young adults. Created the book trailer as well. That was so much fun. https://natterandreview.wordpress.com/a-halloween-tale/
Comment by B. Lynn Goodwin on August 27, 2015 at 6:50pm

Anybody like reading YA? Interested in reviewing a YA for Amazon, B&N, and Goodreads?

My YA, Talent, will be out on November 1, but I can send you a review copy. I'd love to have you share an honest review on Amazon, B&N, and Goodreads. 

Elevator pitch: Fifteen-and-half-year-old Sandee Mason wants to find her talent, get her driver's license, and stop living in the shadow of her big brother, Bri, who disappeared while serving in Afghanistan. 

Interested? Please send your e-mail address. Mine is Lgood67334 AT comcast DOT net. Thanks!

Comment by Sarah Perlmutter on July 21, 2015 at 6:01pm

Hey ladies! I'm curious if any of you have had successful queries, and if so, if you'd be willing to take a look at mine.

I am querying agents for my sci-fi YA novel, and I've had one full request and four or five passes so far. It's post-apocalyptic, so I'm not sure if my query is hurting my chances of landing an agent or if its the genre of my novel turning them away.

If you can, I'd love hearing back from you here or through my author email sarahperlmutterbooks@gmail.com 

Thank you ladies! 

Comment by Rossandra White on July 21, 2015 at 4:56pm

Thanks, Lynn!

Comment by B. Lynn Goodwin on July 21, 2015 at 2:09pm

It's Eternal Press, a small publisher in Santa Rosa, CA. 

Comment by Rossandra White on July 21, 2015 at 1:51pm

Congrats, B. Lynn Goodwin! Who's your publisher?

Comment by B. Lynn Goodwin on July 20, 2015 at 6:26pm

I'm excited that my YA novel, Talent, will be out before too long. Fifteen and a half year old Sandee Mason wants to find her talent, get her driver's license, and stop living in the shadow of her big brother, Bri, who disappeared while serving in Afghanistan. 


Comment by Kate Harre on June 27, 2015 at 5:31am

Hi All, my eBook, Beast, a young adults fantasy romance which is a modern day retelling of the classic Beauty and the Beast story is FREE for the next three days on Amazon.  Anyone interested in reading it can pick it up here: http://www.amazon.com/Beast-Kate-Harre-ebook/dp/B00IDWEZT4/ref=sr_1...


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