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.

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