Young Adult Fiction Workshop [Stephanie Kuehnert]
Are you working on a book for teenagers? Writers just starting with a new YA idea, struggling with a murky middle, or revising their draft will be propelled toward their individual goals. We’ll start with a discussion of those goals and examine each person’s opening page. Everyone will be assigned critique partners. You’ll give up to 10 pages of work to your partner each week and exchange feedback in class. Everyone will have the opportunity to share up to 10 pages with the whole class for discussion. The instructor will lead discussions and suggest writing exercises and readings to help students develop aspects of their novels. The course concludes with an instructor critique of up to 20 pages of your novel.