Writing the Young Adult Novel

WRITING X 445.1WS

Start writing your book for teens in this intensive workshop, where you'll learn all the techniques you need to reach this audience while developing your story idea and first chapter.

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Winter
Classroom
Starting at $985.00
As few as 4 days
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Get a clear understanding of contemporary young adult writing and what the audience wants
  • Develop a compelling story idea and begin writing your first chapter
  • Read and respond to the writing of your peers
  • Learn how to write realistic teen characters your readers will root for and adore

 

This course is part of the 2020 Writers Studio—Our annual intensive writing workshop held at UCLA Extension in Westwood Village. Harness your creativity, hone your skills, and develop your story with four days of instruction and writing in a supportive environment. 

About this course:

Whether you have a burning desire to write a novel for young people or are just interested in learning about this genre, this workshop teaches you all the elements that go into creating compelling stories with fascinating, sympathetic young characters and delves into what it takes to write in direct, strong, often lyrical prose. Jump-starting your book in this stimulating, supportive, and challenging four-day Writers Studio environment provides you with a great sense of satisfaction, and in the process, you engage in lots of lively discussions, learn through lectures and close observation of your own and your peers' work, create new bonds, and find out more about yourself. By the end of the workshop, you have in hand an outline and rough first chapter and the inspiration and tools you need to finish your book on your own.

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, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
Instructor: Erin Entrada Kelly
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Fee:
$985.00
74 days left. Enroll by Feb 26, 2020
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Visitors not permitted. $150 nonrefundable. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 28, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Feb 27, 2020
9:00AM - 6:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
Discussion
Fri Feb 28, 2020
10:00AM - 6:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
Discussion
Sat Feb 29, 2020
10:00AM - 6:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
Discussion
Sun Mar 1, 2020
10:00AM - 6:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood

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