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Writing Book Giveaway: WRITING AND SELLING THE YA NOVEL by K.L. Going

I had so many responses on my post about giving away a copy of the 2012 CHILDREN’S WRITER’S AND ILLUSTRATOR’S MARKET edited by Chuck Sambuchino (I know only one of you won it…the rest should go out and buy it immediately, read it, love it, then leave glowing Amazon and Goodreads reviews), that I wanted to give away another craft book on the blog that I’ve recently read and really enjoyed. Clearly, you guys are craving some craft books!

This one is WRITING AND SELLING THE YA NOVEL by novelist K.L. Going, out from Writer’s Digest Books, but it’s also great for writers of middle grade. One of my favorite small things in this book is a list of fantastic considerations when writing historical — it’s a checklist of all those small things you don’t necessarily think about immediately when world-building. She also does a great job of putting you in the head of teen readers and including feedback from real teens on the books they like, the characters they bond with, etc. It’s a great resource by a very talented fiction writer.

It’s the usual drill for book giveaways. Leave a comment on this entry to win. No international shipping, so if you live outside the US, enlist a buddy who can receive the book on your behalf. Don’t worry about an email address, just enter it in the comment field that asks for it and know that it will be for my eyes only…it won’t be published on the site. Deadline for entries is October 5th at midnight, Eastern time. I’ll announce a winner on October 6th!


  1. tracy’s avatar

    This sounds like a wonderful book.

  2. Rebecca’s avatar

    Yeah another contest! Thanks!

  3. Jennifer Rumberger’s avatar

    Thanks for another giveaway, Mary!

  4. Emily’s avatar

    Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  5. Vong Bidania’s avatar

    This book looks amazing. Thanks for the contest!

  6. Caren Caldwell’s avatar

    Hi! My first time commenting at your blog. I’ve only been reading your offerings for a couple of weeks. I’m loving your succinct lessons in craft. Thanks.

  7. Jen M.’s avatar

    I would love to win this book! Thanks for this great giveaway.

  8. Melissa DeJesus’s avatar

    These giveaways are great. Thanks!

  9. Adele Richards’s avatar

    Splendid, count me in xxx

  10. Jennifer Estes’s avatar

    Wow, would love to win! Thanks for another awesome giveaway!

  11. Shuna Meade’s avatar

    Most definitely interested in this one!

  12. Holly G’s avatar

    Sounds like a really good resource!

  13. Lisa P.’s avatar

    Thank you for offering another contest!

  14. JoAnna’s avatar

    Sounds like a great resource ~ please enter me!

  15. Tayla W.’s avatar

    i want to write – please enter me 🙂

  16. Sashi’s avatar

    Ooh, me please. Just finished reading Fat Kid Rules the World!

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