Writing YA: Channelling Your Teen Voice

Wai Chim

To be announced

Full Price: $200

Member: $140

Conc Member: $120

This workshop was originally scheduled to take place on Sunday 28 June. It has been postponed, with the future date to be announced. If you’d like to be emailed as soon as we have a new date, you can add your name to our waitlist here. People who are already enrolled will be given updates via email. 

Do you have a great idea for a young adult novel, but you’re not sure where to start, or how to write YA? How do you know if your story is YA, middle grade or something else entirely?

Join children’s and YA writer Wai Chim for a practical discovery workshop that will help you understand how you can strengthen your YA story idea into a first draft.

Through writing exercises and prompts, you’ll workshop your idea, delve into how to create deeper and more engaging characters, and find your authentic and unique voice that will hook teen readers. Finally, Wai will answer your burning questions on the publishing industry, social media and other aspects of being a modern author.

Expected Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Understand more about YA, middle grade, junior fiction genres and what’s expected in each of these areas.
  2. Develop strong and believable characters for your YA novel idea and understand story structure.
  3. Learn practical tips for developing a manuscript for publication including social media and marketing your work.

Participant Requirements

Pen and paper or fully charged device. An idea or work in progress is helpful but not mandatory.


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