Develop a novel idea into a workable outline to help you complete the draft
Study successful middle grade novels to identify powerful techniques
Give and receive feedback on student drafts
Make progress by completing up to two chapters of your novel
About this course:
Middle grade novels have a demanding audience. Young readers want interesting stories that either transport them to a world unlike their own or that show them that they are not alone, that there are others who feel and experience the same things that they do. They want gut-wrenchingly true stories, even if they are fantasy or sci-fi. This course helps you shape your middle grade novel idea into a workable outline and gives you the tools to execute that plan. You read and study successful middle grade novels, practice and experiment with fiction-writing techniques, give and take feedback with your peers' work through workshop and learn revision techniques. By the end of the course, you have a synopsis or outline and a solid draft of two chapters.
Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required. Materials required.
This course is held via video teleconference. Instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at the course meeting time as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation. Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.
No refunds after April 24, 2024
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.