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Writing the Young Adult Novel

Cost
675.00

Available Section

Offered for
Summer
Section
24U1
Schedule
Day
Thu
Times
01:30 pm—04:00 pm
Dates
Type
Discussion
Location
Online
Taught by
Jarrod Shusterman
The Young adult novel is one of the fastest-growing, exciting genres in publishing these days. With complex young characters, realistic dialogue, and gripping prose, readers of all agescan't get enough of these novels. In a supportive and inspiring environment, this class will explore all the elements of a Young Adult story's plot, character, setting, and voice—through in-depth lectures, discussions, manuscript workshopping, and 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.

Course Outline

Online registration deadline: Tues. 6/4/24 at 5 PM CT

No Class July 4