For Teens

So You Want to Write a Novel? (Full)

Monday through Friday, June 24th - June 28th, 10:30am - 3:30pm
Remote (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: Teens
Teen (13-18)
This class is full

*Note: Parents/guardians must complete this permission form online if your teen is under 18.* Unlike previous forms, you only need to fill this out ONE TIME, not for every class. If you cannot remember whether you have already filled it out, please email [email protected] and we will check for you!

If you do not complete the form, registrations could be voided and the cancellation policy will apply. If the student is 18, simply let us know at [email protected]

Class Description:

Have you ever wondered what it would take to write your own book? Do you love reading and dreaming up your own fantastic plots? This summer, you’ll get a chance to turn your love for stories into the start of your very own novel! Over five days, you’ll come up with ideas for a novel, design a fictional world, develop unforgettable characters, and map out a plot from beginning to end. We’ll use writing prompts, character interviews, story maps, and other engaging activities to help you create the building blocks for your story. There will be lots of time to get your ideas on the page and share your developing draft with other students. This class is excellent for experienced fiction and fanfiction writers and those trying their hand at crafting a novel for the very first time.


By the end of the week, you'll have a solid grasp on your characters and plot, multiple chapters written, and an outline for completing your novel. 

Classes marked as “full” can still have scholarship spots available. So apply! 
GrubStreet is happy to be able to offer some full scholarships for our teen writing camps. Please wait to hear from our Scholarship committee before registering for the class, as scholarships cannot be applied retroactively. Scholarships are distributed on a rolling basis, right up to 48 hours before class start. However, the sooner you apply, the better your chances of receiving a scholarship.

Who Should Register?
For writers ages 13 - 18 ONLY. Writing notebooks are available, but feel free to bring your own.

Remember, parents/guardians must also complete this permission form online before the start of the class. Otherwise, registrations could be voided and the cancellation policy will apply. If the student is 18, simply let us know at [email protected]

*If you are registering on behalf of your teen, add their email information in the “For a Friend or Child?” field on the right-hand side of the screen before you check out. This will send them a direct link and reminder to create their own profile with GrubStreet. 
(After adding the class to your cart, click "Checkout" and click “Add” next to “For a Friend or Child?” on the right-hand side to fill in their email. This is an easy way of linking the class to your child and encourages them to create their own account.)

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Katie Bayerl
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