Writing the YA Paranormal with June Diehl

Genre-YA Writing the YA Paranormal with June Diehl

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  1. Characters
  2. Description/Setting
  3. Structure
  4. Genre
  5. GMC
  6. Plotting
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Class Length
4 Weeks
What makes YA paranormal different than adult paranormal? What makes YA different than other fiction? What do YA readers expect from your story? We’ll explore the differences from your story idea, story opening, middle, and end. In this workshop, we’ll discover how character, plots, and setting can be used to enhance your YA paranormal story. As a bonus we’ll take a look at markets, marketing yourself, and the submission process. I will be providing feedback.

Lesson 1 - What is YA? What defines paranormal?
Lesson 2 - Engaging & Writing for Today’s YA Readers
Lesson 3 - Your Story Idea – Does it Fit YA Paranormal?
Your Story Idea – Is it BIG Enough?
Lesson 4 - Your Story Opening
Lesson 5 - YA Characters
YA Plots & Subplots
Lesson 6 - Your Story Middle
Lesson 7 - YA POV and Voice
Lesson 8 - YA Settings/ Your Story End

  • YA Paranormal Markets—Agents & Publishers
  • Marketing Yourself
  • Submitting Your Novel
  • Places for Book Reviews and Author Interviews
Class Format
Savvy Authors' workshops are held on a forum: a bulletin board based system. You will receive a reminder notice one day prior to the start of the workshop that includes instructions on how to access the workshop forum. If you have not received instructions by the day the workshop begins, please check your spam filter.

The forum will be available the morning (EST) of the day the workshop starts and will remain accessible to all participants thereafter. You will also be given simple instructions on how to create a PDF of all your discussions along with our privacy and data retention policy.
Start date
Feb 5, 2024 at 9:00 AM
End date
Mar 4, 2024 at 12:50 AM
Registration end date
Feb 8, 2024 at 12:50 AM
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