From The Outsiders to The Hunger Games, young adult fiction (YA) is an exciting genre that continues to produce compelling work. In this course, students read excerpts from YA novels to explore elements of plot, language, and setting. Through the use of generative writing exercises, students learn how to use character studies, write compelling dialogue, and avoid the pitfall of talking down to readers. Students leave with a solid understanding of the genre and a strong draft of the first chapter of their YA novel.
This course is not applicable towards the fiction/creative nonfiction certificate.
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Creative Writing (Creative Nonfiction, Young Readers, Publishing and Editing, and Poetry)
Nutschell Anne Windsor