Writing Novels for Young Adults

Teenagers need—and deserve—great books because teenagers are changing more radically, developing intellectually, socially, and emotionally at a more intense pace, than at any other time of life.

Teenagers need—and deserve—great books because teenagers are changing more radically, developing intellectually, socially, and emotionally at a more intense pace, than at any other time of life. Books give teens the hope and guidance—or just the break from the chaos!—that they need, so getting to write them is a profound honor.

Are you ready to workshop your young adult manuscript in progress but are not quite sure what to expect? Have you finished a young adult manuscript and feel ready for an accomplished YA writer’s feedback? Then join your fellow YA writers as we embark upon a four-week workshop of roundtable critiques and editorial advice, combined with short readings and craft exercises.

Each session we will share our own work for critique, study a particular element of craft, and read and discuss short excerpts from the best young adult novels. Through our discussions we will explore the basic elements of novel writing, including point of view, dialogue, characterization, setting, pacing, sentence structure, conflict, and theme, as well as the crucial aspects of voice and scene-setting that distinguish YA novels from fiction written for adults. By the end of the four weeks, writers will have gained clarity about their own work and a solid sense of what editors, agents, and readers are looking for in a YA novel. Each week, please bring ten copies of one to two pages to workshop, as well as paper and pen for taking notes.

When:
Jan 14, 2019 to Feb 4, 2019
INSTRUCTOR: Joy PrebleTIME: Four Mondays, January 14th, January 21st, January 28th, February 4th, 6-9 PMPRICE: Early-Bird until Wednesday, January 9th: $160 for members, $190 for non-members. After Wednesday, January 9th: $190 for members, $220 for non-members. Become a Writespace member here. Scholarships available here.LOCATION: Writespace at Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards #208, Houston, TX, 77007LEVEL: All LevelsCAP: Limited to 10 Writers
Cost:
$160-$220
Time:
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Monday Time & Price:
6-9 PM $160-$220
Location:
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PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


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