Young Adult Novel Intensive: Two Weekend Workshop
WRITING X 445.1N
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Spark your young adult novel draft in this course designed to give you an overview of the genre and the support you need to make progress on your draft.
What you can learn.
- Learn what goes into strong novels for young adult readers
- Develop a novel concept you can start writing during class
- Get inspiration from lectures and craft talks
- Give and receive feedback on work developed for class
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 this intensive two-weekend workshop, 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. 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.