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Online Class | Nailing Your Middle Grade Voice

This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom), Pacific Time.

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.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Spring quarter 2021.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Sarah Allen

Class Type: 1 Session

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Start Date: 05/30/2020

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Sarah Allen

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.

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