In-person classes have a dedicated instructor to guide you, assignments to help you make progress, and evening meeting times to connect you with classmates. You’ll get a high level of attention and personalized feedback from your instructor while interacting with fellow students to form new connections. Classes include weekly lessons, workshopping, and assignments. There is also an ongoing online discussion forum where you can connect with your instructor and classmates between meeting sessions.
Young Adult Novel Writing
Write your YA book with the help of a published author
- Thursdays 6:45-9:45pm ET, 12 sessions full schedule
We live in the golden age of young adult literature, with young people buying books at the fastest rate in decades. Think Hunger Games, Twilight, or Harry Potter. YA novels are now respected as important money-makers at publishing houses, and they win honors such as the Printz, Newbery, and National Book Awards.
The goal of this class is to finish your YA or middle grade novel in 12 weeks.
In this class, you will learn how to:
- How to write a proposal that doesn't end up in the slush pile
- What topics are teen cliches, and how to stay away from them
- Whether or not you need an agent and, if so, how to get one
- How to write for teens without being condescending
- How to evaluate your story arc for a teen audience
By the end of class, you will have:
A complete first draft of your YA novel.