Writing the Young Adult Novel: One Day Workshop
Dive into the young adult novel in this intensive one-day course including exercises, discussions of successful novels, and an opportunity to develop a first chapter.
What you can learn.
- Read excerpts from young adult novels to understand plot, language, and setting
- Develop chapter studies, compelling dialogue, and voice for your work
- Examine the important relationship between author and reader for young adult fiction
- Discover a meaningful understanding of this sub-genre of fiction
About this course: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.
Summer 2020 Schedule
These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.
Enrollment limited to 25 students.
This course uses remote instruction. As such, instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at course meeting times 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.