Un-Mucking the Manuscript’s Middle for Middle Grade/YA

with Amanda Hosch

Genres: Fiction

Online

Intermediate

6 Sessions

Start Date: September 18, 2022
End Date: October 23, 2022
Day of Week: Sunday
Time: 1:10pm - 3:10pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $274.50
General Price: $305.00

The rough draft is (mostly) done, but the middle is a mess. We will identify ways to weave a coherent storyline, starting from page one, throughout the middle’s fun, games, and misadventures, to a satisfying yet surprising ending. Through a mix of brief lectures, writing exercises, and in-class critiques, students will learn how to build strong, compelling character arcs, giving life and structure to the manuscript’s middle fifty percent. This class is intended for adult writers of middle grade/young adult fiction.

Registration dates:

August 22: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

August 23: Member registration opens

August 30: General registration opens

Amanda Hosch

Amanda Hosch

she/her

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.

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