Online: Writing YA
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Do you have a great idea for a young adult novel, but you’re not sure where to start, or how to write young adult (YA) fiction? 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 online workshop that will help you understand how you can strengthen your YA story idea into a first draft.
This course takes place online. Is this course right for you? Read our FAQ>>
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.
This interactive online course has limited places. Book early to avoid missing out.
Expected Learning Outcomes
- Understand more about YA, middle grade, junior fiction genres and what’s expected in each of these areas.
- Develop strong and believable characters for your YA novel idea and understand story structure.
- Learn practical tips for developing a manuscript for publication including social media and marketing your work.
Internet access and confidence using basic computer software are essential for this program. There are no live meetings. Please read our FAQ before enrolling.
This course is suitable for writers of young adult fiction. If you are writing a children’s picture book, this course is not suitable for you. Check out our courses for picture books here. If you aren’t sure if this course is suitable, contact us.
Get to know the tutor
Find out more about the incredible Wai Chim by reading our interview with her, Wai Chim on why we should all be reading YA.
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About the tutor
Wai Chim is the Chinese-American-Australian author of a number of children’s and YA titles, including The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling, which was a Kirkus Prize Finalist in the US and was Shortlisted for the Prime Minister Literary Awards in 2020. She appeared as a contestant on Australian Survivor: Brains vs Brawn. Last-Place Lin, […]
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