Fiction, Young Adult/Children's Lit

  • Term: Fall 2022
  • Start Date: October 1, 2022
  • End Date: October 22, 2022
  • Day of Week: Saturday
  • Time: 1:10pm - 3:10pm
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: In Person
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $240.00
  • Member Price: $216.00

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B-Characters and Frenemies

In young adult and middle grade fiction, friendship groups play a huge role in the main character’s growth and development. But they’re more than just a foil to the main character. In this class, we’ll learn how to give B-characters their own wants, needs, interests, struggles, and storylines, which will enrich the main character's growth. Through a mix of examples from recent middle grade and young adult novels, brief lectures, writing exercises, and in-class critiques, students will learn how to write compelling secondary characters.

Registration dates:

August 22: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

August 23: Member registration opens

August 30: General registration opens

Amanda Hosch

Amanda Hosch


Amanda Hosch (she/her) is the author of the middle grade mystery, MABEL OPAL PEAR AND THE RULES FOR SPYING. An English as a Second/Foreign Language teacher by profession, she taught abroad for almost a decade. A fifth generation New Orleanian, Amanda now lives in Seattle with her family, two rescue cats, and a ghost cat. Currently, she writes copy for tech companies and volunteers with refugees as ESL Talk Time Facilitator.