Young Adult Novel I
WRITING X 445.1
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 2019 Schedule
These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.
Instructor: Beth Ann Bauman
11 days left. Enroll by Apr 3, 2019
Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.
No refunds after April 8, 2019
Book: Lips Touch Three Times by Laini Taylor
Arthur A. Levine Books
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.