How to Create Original Middle Grade Concepts: Two Weekend Intensive

WRITING X 444.1N

Original concepts are some of the rarest and most powerful tools in a middle grade novel writer's arsenal. This workshop guides middle grade writers through concept generation, analysis, and development to create…

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Starting at $665.00
As few as 4 weeks
3.0

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Original concepts are some of the rarest and most powerful tools in a middle grade novel writer's arsenal. This workshop guides middle grade writers through concept generation, analysis, and development to create concepts that are unique and personal, and differentiate themselves. The workshop begins with an introduction to some of the defining features of the middle grade genre. Workshop exercises, which constitute the majority of the class time, include combining ideas to form unique hybrids; genre challenge exercises such as creating fantasy worlds that contain no magic; surrealist parlor games; exercises and rituals to promote brainstorming; and in-class workshopping with analysis by the instructor and fellow students. Students leave the workshop with at least one polished concept to begin developing into a middle grade novel.

Winter 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Sunday, Saturday 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Location: UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
Instructor: Henry Lien
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Fee:
$665.00
75 days left. Enroll by Jan 31, 2020
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Notes
Enrollment limited to 15 students. Early enrollment advised. 
Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 31, 2020
Course Requirements
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Sat Feb 1, 2020
9:00AM - 5:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Discussion
Sun Feb 2, 2020
9:00AM - 5:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Discussion
Sat Feb 22, 2020
9:00AM - 5:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218
Discussion
Sun Feb 23, 2020
9:00AM - 5:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 218

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