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  • Workshop
  • Online: Zoom
  • Intermediate
  • 7 Weeks

YA Novel in Progress

No Longer Enrolling

  • $495.00 Non-Member
  • $475.00 Member

Class Description

If you're working on a young adult novel, then this is the class for you! We will talk about what works and what doesn't in a YA novel, focusing on character, dialogue, world building, pacing, and plot/conflict. Each week we will read your work out loud and critique pages in class. In addition we will look at examples of YA novels for inspiration. Students are welcome to begin the class with an existing manuscript they hope to revise or produce new pages each week. By the end of this class, students will have written and/or revised 40 pages of their novel and also created a working synopsis. A week prior to the first class, the instructor will request the first 5 pages of your novel via email

Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

Scholarships Format/Location

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. Please visit the Resources tab to access the video-conference link.

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!