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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

Ally Carter writes books about teen spies, thieves, and diplomats.

She is the New York Times bestselling author of three YA series about the world's best teenage art thieves (HEIST SOCIETY) , the world's coolest spy school (GALLAGHER GIRLS, including I'D TELL YOU I LOVE YOU BUT THEN I'D HAVE TO KILL YOU) , and the granddaughter of a diplomat who has to find her mother's killer on EMBASSY ROW.

NOT IF I SAVE YOU FIRST is her latest New York Times best-seller.

Her novels have sold over three million copies and have been published in more than twenty countries. She lives in Oklahoma, where her life is either very ordinary or the best deep-cover legend ever. She'd tell you more, but ... well ... you know ...

Follow Ally at these places for all the scoop on what's coming next:

AllyCarter.com
Twitter: @OfficiallyAlly
Instagram: @theallycarter
Facebook.com/TheAllyCarter
TheAllyCarter.tumblr.com


PRAISE FOR ALL FALL DOWN
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"Carter knows how to construct a gripping thriller." - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"Action packed and meticulously plotted. . . . Keeps readers guessing." - BOOKLIST

"With its intrigue and clever plot twists, this series opener will leave readers hungering for more." - SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

"Will appeal not only to psychological-thriller fans, but to those who want a little glamour, some A-list social politics, and a bit of high school nastiness mixed in with their suspense." - KIRKUS REVIEWS

"Grace is a fighter, and she will stop at nothing to find out what happened to her mother. Readers will love this first book in what promises to be an exciting, thrilling mystery series." - VOYA

"An amazing book." - THE GUARDIAN



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