Full of advice, tips, humor, and more advice, Dear Ally is the perfect primer not just for young writers, but writers of any age! Tackling every stage of the writing process Carter pulls not only on her experience but also that of numerous other Young Adult writers, to come up with an comprehenisve and immenitely readable primer for any aspiring writer.
— Melissa Fox
From bestselling author Ally Carter, the definitive guide to writing a novel for the NaNoWriMo generation, including helpful tips from other YA stars. Have you always wanted to write a book, but don't know where to start? Or maybe you're really great at writing the first few chapters . . . but you never quite make it to the end? Or do you finally have a finished manuscript, but you're not sure what to do next? Fear not -- if you have writing-related questions, this book has answers!
Whether you're writing for fun or to build a career, bestselling author Ally Carter is ready to help you make your work shine. With honesty, encouragement, and humor, Ally's ready here to answer the questions that writers struggle with the most.
Filled with practical tips and helpful advice, Dear Ally is a treasure for aspiring writers at any stage of their careers. It offers a behind-the-scenes look at how books get made, from idea to publication, and gives you insight into the writing processes of some of the biggest and most talented YA authors writing today.
About the Author
Ally Carter is the New York Times bestselling author of the Gallagher Girls, Heist Society, and Embassy Row series. Not If I Save You First is her first standalone novel. Her books have been published all over the world, in over 20 languages. She grew up on a farm in Oklahoma and has never caused an international incident (to her knowledge). You can visit her online at allycarter.com.
Praise for Not If I Save You First:
* "A fun thriller with equal parts action and angst . . . Gripping and smart, this book will appeal to readers looking for a thrill-ride with some darker twists." -- Booklist
"Maddie's grit, humor, and cleverness make her an engaging action hero . . . Fans of survivalist fiction will be impressed by the well-researched, immersive Alaskan landscape and all its beauty and brutality. A tightly plotted thriller helmed by a firecracker that never loses her spark." -- Kirkus Reviews
"A tense romantic thriller . . . The characters are dynamic and engaging . . . the fast-paced thrills will keep readers up late." -- Publishers Weekly