Adapting Literature, Myths, and Fairy Tales


Use familiar tales and stories as a jumping off point to craft your own young adult novel.


What you can learn.

  • Identify powerful and timeless plots
  • Adapt familiar stories and themes for young adult readers
  • Translate classic tales into contemporary retellings
  • Experiment with in-class writing exercises
  • Identify your novel’s characters, settings, and point of view

About this course:

Learn how to adapt classic literature to craft your own contemporary novel and boldly step into the fastest-growing genre in publishing. We explore how to put your spin on plot, theme, character, setting, and point-of-view and how to breathe life into your creation. With in-class writing exercises, you have a chance to flex your writing muscles and receive feedback on a high-level concept. You leave with an idea (or several) as well as a rough outline and synopsis for your novel.

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