Writing the Middle Grade and Young Adult Novel with Ellen Wittlinger
June 16 - June 21, 2013
Maybe you’ve heard that YA novels are hot right now and you want to get in on the action. Or maybe you’ve always hoped to be the next Judy Blume. In this workshop we’ll talk about the rules, challenges, and rewards of writing fiction for early readers to teenagers. You’ll be expected to read several novels and be ready to discuss them. As in any fiction workshop, we’ll be concerned with character, structure and setting, as well as such issues as understanding your young audience, and knowing the age group for whom your idea might be most appropriate. We’ll also talk about breaking into the children’s publishing world.