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VIDEO: This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom).
All Levels | This course will focus on discovering and developing each participant’s natural, authorial voice. We’ll focus on pulling out and nailing down these unique and organic elements of voice that will work across various middle grade projects. Using examples from classic and current middle grade texts, we will discuss how voice is part of large-scale choices in story structure, character arc, and theme, as well as smaller-scale, sentence-level dialogue and syntactic choices. Participants will leave with a clearer understanding of what authorial voice is, and how to use it as a tool in current and future middle-grade projects.
Sarah Allen is the author of the middle grade novel What Stars are Made Of (FSG/Macmillan, 2019). She received an MFA in creative writing from Brigham Young University and is represented by Brianne Johnson at Writers House.