March 6, 2019–April 17, 2019
6 p.m.–8 p.m.
Seeing Your YA Work Through a Reader's Eye
Do you read AND write Young Adult novels? For any writer to truly know their audience, it's 100% essential that they are well-read in the category(s) they write in. Not only does the book they're writing benefit, but their future readers will appreciate it.
In this class, we will read six young adult titles. We will discuss in detail the tools and elements of each title, along with the marketing, in hopes that a better understanding of these concepts will help strengthen your present WIP (work in progress), as well as future books written.
This is not a book club, but rather a chance to understand the nuances of novels that readers have collectively enjoyed from successful authors in Young Adult Literature.
This class is best suited to any writer currently writing a book or books for Young Adults. The goal is to get back to basics, so writers understand how and why the books we'll be discussing have struck chords with readers; and how to take lessons from those writers on best practices for your own writing.
Please obtain and read a copy of the following books for class: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas; Bone Gap by Laura Ruby; When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon; Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. Two additional titles will be announced at the first class meeting, and will incorporate the work of visiting writers scheduled for Wordplay.
Class meets 4 times every other week: March 6, March 20, April 3, April 17, 2019.