Writing for Young Adults

Schools of Public Engagement: Writing Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Majors Only

Writing the Young Adult Novel

Fall 2020

Taught By: Carol Goodman

Section: A

CRN: 7219

Credits: 2

The popularity of Young Adult Fiction has experienced an explosion over the last decade leading many new and established writers to the genre. In this workshop, students work through ten craft sessions covering what makes a YA book, focusing on voice, point of view, conflict, character, setting, dialogue, exposition, genre, and revision. We read short excerpts from YA fiction to illustrate each craft session and then write short, guided exercises for each topic and workshop one longer chapter. The objective is to produce the first 1-3 chapters of a YA book, an outline, and a proposal. Guests from the publishing industry visit to discuss contemporary trends. This class is for any writer, young or old, experienced or novice, who is interested in writing YA novel.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Writing Program (NWRW)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: Asynchronous (A)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: October 4, 2020 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 29, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 1:21pm 10/31/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 9/28/2020 - 12/19/2020