Think Like a Teen: The Keys to Writing Young Adult Fiction

Young adult fiction (YA) is a relatively new genre that has quickly become a top seller, and you may be surprised that over 50 percent of young adult readers are adults, not teens. YA is exciting for writers because the rules of the genre are not firmly set, creating room for experimentation. In this overview, explore what makes a novel young adult, as well as common misconceptions about the category. The key is learning how to think like a teenager as you explore the internal and external conflicts of adolescence. Some class time will be spent reading short examples and discussing what works. Catlin Berve has an MFA in creative writing and poetics from Naropa University and wrote her critical thesis on “What Makes a Young Adult Novel.” She is the owner of Ignited Ink Writing, LLC, where she freelance and contract writes and edits. Her work has been published in several literary magazines, and her first book will be released in October 2019.

Dates:December 12, 2019 Check for other dates
Meets:One Thu., 6-9PM 12/12
Location:CFU LOWRY: Near 1st & Quebec
Fee:$51 Fee Breakdown
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Notes:$2 materials fee payable in class

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