Young Adult Novel I


Learn about writing for young adults as you complete an outline and first chapter of a novel.

Starting at $695.00
As few as 10 weeks

What you can learn.

  • Explore the elements of young adult fiction, including character, dialogue, and description
  • Determine a setting, plot, and voice for your own young adult novel
  • Workshop works-in-progress in a supportive, creative environment
  • Learn about the publishing marketplace for young adult fiction

About this course:

The young adult novel is one of the fastest-growing and exciting genres in publishing today. With complex young characters, realistic dialogue, and gripping prose, readers young and old can't get enough of these novels. In a supportive and inspiring environment, you explore the elements of a YA novel's plot, character, language, setting, and voice—all enhanced by in-depth lectures, discussions, manuscript workshopping, and generative writing exercises. Also covered is the current marketplace for young adult fiction and how to query agents. You leave the class with a completed first chapter and a rough outline of your entire book, as well as the tools to continue writing on your own.

Spring 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.

This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Beth Ann Bauman
37 days left. Enroll by Apr 7, 2021
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Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 21, 2021
Course Requirements
Book: Lips Touch Three Times by Laini Taylor

Contact Us

Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

This course applies towards the following certificates & specializations…

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