There are many books on writing a first draft. But what about the kids who want to take it further and get published?
Go Teen Writers: Edit Your Novel is an invaluable guide for anyone who wants to polish and publish a novel. Stephanie Morrill and Jill Williamson outline the process from the first draft to a published book, from the initial major edits to what the publishing process looks like after getting your novel accepted. The first section of this book includes sections on improving characters, worldbuilding, plot twists, and more, while later parts discuss query letters, finding an agent, and publishers. The whole book is told in an engaging, encouraging style with an emphasis on improving, self-confidence and creativity.
Edit Your Novel is focused on kids and teens, and unlike many books for young writers which don't go beyond the first draft (many of which we also love!), this guide specifically details that part of the process. It shows young writers that publishing is possible no matter your age.
Go Teen Writers: Edit Your Novel is one of my favorite resources when it comes to writing and editing stories; I highly recommend it to young authors who want to improve their own books and someday, publish them.
Note: Author Jill Williamson also wrote Storyworld First, a great book on writing well-developed settings.