For Teens

TEEN Writers' Bootcamp: Writing Your Novel (REMOTE)

Monday through Friday, August 2nd through August 6th, 10:30am-3:30pm
Remote! (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: Teens
Teen (13-18)
14 seats max

Class Description:

Have you always wanted to write a novel? Whether you’re just thinking about starting or have many pages drafted, this is the class for you! You’ll spend a week getting to know your book’s characters, plot, and world and creating the foundation you need to complete a full draft. This class will use character interviews, story maps, scene development, world-building exercises, drafting/revising tips, and more to help you get a better handle on the story you want to write. Best of all, there will be plenty of writing time to develop your work and gain some on-the-spot feedback from peers and/or the instructor.

All genres and categories of writing are welcome, including fanfiction and daring cross-genre experiments. Why not give it a try? Whether you’ve been writing for a long or little while, this class will provide the exercises, encouragement, tips, and positive vibes you need to get going on your own novel. For writers age 13 - 18 ONLY.


Class takeaways:

By the end of the week, you'll have a strong sense of your characters and plot (i.e., the engines of a novel), along with a working outline and multiple chapter drafts.


Note About Our NEW Class Format: 

We’ve made our remote classes more flexible than ever — with plenty of optional portions designed to allow for screen breaks — while still keeping us connected as a writing community. Learn more. 


How Remote Learning works: 

This class will be hosted remotely! You will be able to participate in class via Zoom video conference from wherever you’re most comfortable. All you’ll need is a laptop or a phone! About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting via Zoom–no need to download anything or sign up for Zoom in advance! 


For parents registering their teens: 

*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]

*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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Stephanie K Brownell
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  • The Novel
  • Nonfiction

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