Writing for Young Readers II
WRITING X 446.3E
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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.