Explore character, voice, plot, dialogue and description in your draft
Identify areas for improvement through workshopping drafts with other students
Complete up to 50 pages of your novel and create a plan to finish your book
About this course:
Readers of young adult novels demand immediate action, fascinating characters, interesting situations, realistic dialogue, and unique, yet somehow familiar settings—all at the same time! Crafting all of those elements, while also developing a distinctive voice, can be quite tricky. This course helps take your young adult novel—either a work-in-progress or a completed draft—to the next level by exploring the nuance of the young adult novel: diving deeper into elements like character, voice, plot, dialogue, and description and supportively critiquing each other’s work. By the end, you have completed approximately thirty to fifty pages of a young adult novel and have a workable plan for finishing the draft.
WRITING X 445.1 Young Adult Novel I or comparable workshop experience.
Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required. Materials required.
This online course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.
No refunds after January 31, 2024
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.