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The teen book market is hotter than ever before-readers are devouring quality titles and publishers are eager to acquire them. If you’ve ever been interested in upping your game and writing excellent books for Young Adults, this class is for you! In five sessions, you’ll learn how to recognize the earmarks of a great YA book, how to craft an authentic writing voice, how to effectively plot and pace a novel, and how to submit work to quality literary agents and editors. Throughout the course, you’ll have the opportunity to get pages of your work critiqued. In addition, via virtual Q&A, you’ll also glean advice from industry experts.
The speculative fiction genre is presenting more opportunity for innovation than ever before. Whether your interest is in hard science fiction, epic fantasy, or any of the sub-genres that allow you to create new worlds tailored to your vision, this class is for you. In five sessions, you will learn how to create a consistent world and believable alien/fantastic characters, how to focus a story that enhances the world rather than being lost in it, and how to balance respect for speculative fiction traditions with originality. Throughout the course, you’ll have the opportunity to get pages of your work critiqued. In addition, via virtual Q&A, you’ll also glean advice from industry experts.