Writing for Young Readers II
Continue to develop your skills in children’s writing in this workshop that helps you dive deeper into your genre and develop powerful stories through workshopping.
What you can learn.
- How to develop a book-length project for young readers
- Learn how dramatic arcs, tension, and conflict resonate in your chosen project
- Explore character and point of view to tell your story powerfully and truthfully
- Give and receive feedback on works in progress
About this course:Designed for students with a solid grounding in the fundamentals of children's writing, this workshop allows you to develop a book-length project in a particular age category in whatever specific genre and category you choose--picture books, nonfiction books, or young adult novels. Writing techniques, such as dramatic arc, tension, character definition and development, point-of-view, conflict, and humor, are discussed and explored in detail. Assistance in editing, revision, and content for your work-in-progress is given through writing exercises and constructive criticism. The course goal is to have developed a substantial amount of work suitable to submit as a professional presentation to a publisher.
Fall 2020 Schedule
These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.
No meeting November 11, 2020.
Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.
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.