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  • Workshop
  • Online: Zoom
  • Intermediate
  • 7 Weeks

Young Adult/Middle Grade Novel in Progress

No Longer Enrolling

  • $325.00 Non-Member
  • $310.00 Member

Class Description

This workshop is for students who wish to develop their skills and art with an eye to reading like a writer. We will focus on developing the elements of the craft: character, point of view, dialogue, and plot. Each week we will read your work out loud and critique pages in class. As a group, we will establish a working community where we offer constructive criticism in a supportive environment. In addition, we will read sections of MG/YA novels to discuss in class. Learning to read and analyze fiction closely as you write, you will develop your own writer’s voice. We will also share in-class writing exercises. By the end of this class, each student should have a solid first chapter and a working synopsis. A week prior to the first class, the instructor will request the first 20 pages of your novel via email.

Please note: This class will not meet on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28th. The last class will be June 4th.

Did you know that we have scholarships available for all GrubStreet classes? To apply, click the "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button in the top right corner of this page. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your scholarship application and await our Scholarship Committee's decision before registering for the class. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

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!