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  • Workshop
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)
  • 9 Weeks

Young Adult Novel In Progress

No Longer Enrolling

  • $480.00 Non-Member
  • $455.00 Member

Class Description

If you've been struggling to make progress on that young adult novel, this is the class for you. We will talk about what works and what doesn't, focusing on character, point of view, dialogue, and plot/conflict. Each week we will read your work out loud and critique pages in class. In addition you will talk in detail about a significant YA novel, specifically one that has had an impact on your writing. The instructor will hold individual meetings with each student to talk about works in progress. By the end of this class, students will have 75 critiqued pages and a working synopsis. A week prior to the first class, the instructor will request the first 20-25 pages of your novel via email.

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!