How to Write a Young Adult Novel with Irene Roth

Genre How to Write a Young Adult Novel with Irene Roth

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Characters, Description/Setting, Structure, Genre, Plotting, POV
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Do you read Young Adult novels? Do you find a real affinity in the story lines? Do you find that young adult fiction provides a wonderful escape for you, even when your life seems a bit in tatters? Do you like hanging out with teens or do you perhaps have a teenager at home? If you answered any of the above questions in the affirmative, you have come to the right place. You will love to write young adult stories!

Young adult fiction is read by teenagers and possibly kids between the ages of 9 and 12, sometimes called tweens. So, your material has to be kid-friendly. I will say much more about that throughout this workshop.

Not surprisingly, most of the main characters of a young adult novel are young adults. Kids generally don’t want to read about characters who are younger than themselves, nor do they want to read about adult problems. So, young adult novels deal with teenage characters solving teenage problems.

This genre of writing is so wonderful because it will help you remember what it was like to be an adolescent. If you are like most of us, your life was interesting and wonderful yet plagued with anxiety and uncertainty. It is one of the most important periods of a young teens life. It is the bridge between the teen years and adulthood. There are so many lessons that could be thought, and so much excitement. Despite the fact that I am not all that young, I can still remember that time in my life. And it is for this reason that I love to write for this age group and really help young adults cope with all the trials and tribulations of their lives as they enter into adulthood.

Writing Young Adult stories is initially hard. It takes a lot of determination and skill. In this workshop, I will help you develop these skills. I’m so excited that you are interested in this workshop through Savvy Authors!
Week 1: Discovering Young Adult Fiction

This week, we’ll explore what makes young adult fiction the most exciting choice for your writing. You’ll discover why it’s rewarding from both a creative and monetary standpoint. Then you’ll have an opportunity to select the genre that works best for your own original story, which you’ll develop during this course.

Week 2: The Dramatic Elements of Young Fiction

This week is filled with lightbulb moments that will hopefully make you say ah-ha! We’ll begin by defining the important difference between story and plot, and then we’ll examine that dramatic elements of young adult fiction. Finally, you’ll begin planning your own story by choosing the dramatic elements that will propel it to success.

Week 3: Young Adult Characters

This week, you will learn how to write a character sketch. This lesson will show you how goals drive your characters and how flaws impede them. Then you’ll have a chance to choose attributes that create your characters’ goals and flaws.

Week 4: Creating Young Adult Fiction in Three Acts

This week, we will examine the three-act structure. All great fiction uses it. This is because it guarantees an effective beginning, middle and end. This lesson will show you how to apply it to your own work.

Week 5: Action and Emotion, Conflict, Suspense, and Mystery

This week, we’ll explore the ebb and flow of fiction, and how you create that using plot and story. You’ll have an opportunity to practise writing scenes for your original story and learn how to use transitions and chapter breaks to achieve maximum impact.

Week 6: Young Adult Dialogue

Dialogue is very different from conversation. This lesson explains why and helps you develop your dialogue-writing skills. You’ll learn how to polish your teen-speak and when to use direct dialogue and when not to.

There will be one live chat during this six-week workshop. There will also be assignments each week that you will have to submit by Sunday evening. It is a workshop that you won’t soon forget. And you will learn how to write in a new genre that is fulfilling and rewarding.

See you in the workshop!
Sunny Irene Roth
Start date
Jun 8, 2020 at 9:00 AM
End date
Jul 5, 2020 at 12:00 AM
Registration end date
Jun 10, 2020 at 12:00 AM
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