Young Adult Novel I
Learn about writing for young adults as you complete an outline and first chapter of a novel.
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 2020 Schedule
These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.
Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.
Please note: this section of the course, students will be completing two chapters of their novel.