An invigorating introduction to writing fiction for teenagers and young adults that will give you the skills – and inspiration – to get your YA novel started.
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£200 / month for 2 months and a £295.00 deposit
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Everything you need to become a YA author
How do we create a story that will appeal to and resonate with teenagers and young adults? This course will equip you with knowledge of genres and themes for YA, and give you skills and techniques to go from idea generating to plotting, developing interesting, relatable characters and strong, engaging dialogue along the way. You will build confidence in your writing, finishing the course with an opening chapter or more that will grab the reader’s attention.
Is this the right course for me?
This twelve-week online course is designed for those who are interested in writing fiction for teenagers and young adults and want to explore genres, themes and techniques. Suitable if you are a beginner or have some writing experience but are new to YA, or simply want support and guidance to make your YA writing shine.
With individual tutorials at the start and end of the course, discussions with your tutor and fellow students in lively forums, plenty of writing prompts, reading activities and opportunities to workshop your writing, this course will help you understand YA writing and get your YA novel off the ground.
The course will last for twelve weeks, with a new session opening every Monday.
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