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: 340
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Introduce Yourself Here!

Started by Candy Fite. Last reply by Susan Young Tuttle yesterday. 116 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

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 Ellen Dreyer Sep 28. 9 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

Looking for Published YA Authors to Blurb My Book

Started by B. Lynn Goodwin. Last reply by B. Lynn Goodwin Sep 1. 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 Kate Harre on February 11, 2015 at 5:32pm

This week was an exciting one - I self-published my time travel/YA romance novel, The Time Keeper, as an eBook on Amazon.  Who knew, after months of writing, that the hardest bit would be writing the blurb!  It's surprisingly difficult to find exactly the right thing to say to make readers want to buy your book without giving away too much of the plot!  If you're interested in checking it out, here's the link: The Time Keeper

Comment by Catherine Stine on January 30, 2015 at 2:38pm

Hey lovelies, any 

Hey, all of you New Yorkers and northern Jersey peeps, I'll be reading from my YA Dorianna next week on Feb 4 at 6 pm at the Jefferson Market Library branch. Come on down! The link for deets:

Comment by Totsymae on December 24, 2014 at 1:37pm

You just got my vote, Catherine. Congrats on the Top 5 ranking.

Comment by Catherine Stine on December 24, 2014 at 1:26pm

Happy Holidays! My YA horror novel Dorianna made it to the top 5 final round in the Kindle Hub awards! Would you help by voting for Dorianna in the Best Horror Book category (not best horror series)? You just need to keep scrolling down until you see that category then click Dorianna. Thanks! Voting there is brutal and it means a lot to me as an indie author. Cheers! Catherine https://www.facebook.com/events/331950386990372/?source=1

Comment by Barbara Ehrentreu on December 16, 2014 at 12:51am

Thank you Lynn!!! This book means a lot to me, because it comes from my own experience. I'm so glad it is getting this great reception. 

Comment by B. Lynn Goodwin on December 15, 2014 at 11:19pm

Congratulations, Barbara. WTG!

Comment by Barbara Ehrentreu on December 15, 2014 at 10:11pm

I wanted to share with you that my new ebook After is getting great reviews: 

Lauren gets a phone call from her father while he is having a heart attack. What will happen to her and her family after the phone call? Will Lauren’s father recover? How will Lauren cope with her new feelings for Joey her best friend from kindergarten?

"The conversations seem so real. I almost felt like I was eaves-dropping in their lives!"

"Full of emotion and heartache AFTER will make the reader hope for a happy ending and doesn’t disappoint for good story telling"

Check it out for teens and up if you are looking for a sweet romance as a gift:

Comment by Catherine Stine on December 15, 2014 at 4:24pm

Why, thank you too, B Lynn! Ruby is dear to me for her bravery and spitfire.

Comment by B. Lynn Goodwin on December 15, 2014 at 4:00pm

Interesting, Catherine. The price sounds wonderful. Thanks!


Comment by Catherine Stine on December 15, 2014 at 3:20pm

Hi, fellow YA writers!

MY futuristic thriller RUBY'S FIRE is on SALE $0.99!!!

Can Ruby quit her Oblivion habit? Will she choose Blane or Armonk?

“Astounding creativity and unique world-building” - Books for YA

“Ruby kicked butt as the resident healer… plus good love triangle!” -Amazon reader http://tinyurl.com/lfxurk7


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