Do you have a toy box of bright and fun ideas tumbling through your mind? Ideas that may be good for children's books or more advanced thrilling stories for young adults (YA)?
But what exactly is YA Fiction?
Young adult fiction (commonly called “YA Fiction”) is fiction written for, published for, or marketed to adolescents and young adults, around the ages of 13 to 21 (although interestingly, more than half of all YA novels sold are bought by adults 18 or older).
Young adult fiction, whether in the form of novels or short stories, has distinct characteristics that distinguish it from the other age categories of fiction. In this fantastic Young Adult Fiction online writing workshop you will discover everything you need to know to craft your own finished, best-selling YA novel or screenplay! Most importantly you will learn how to captivate the hearts and minds of Young Adult Readers!
Young Adult Fiction Writing Workshop
In this online writing course which focuses on Young Adult Fiction Writing, you will discover exactly why young adult novels are today’s most exciting genre, and by the end of this training you will know how to use the techniques of top-selling authors to construct your own finished, best-selling novel or screenplay that will rival Harry Potter, Hunger Games, or Twilight!
Now what makes this course different to any other course out there is that this isn’t just a collection of ideas or principles. It’s a proven, step-by-step FORMULA created and delivered right to your screen by two successful young adult fiction writers with a proven track-record of helping others achieve success. This engaging 14-module course gives you all the tools you need to create your own bestseller.
A Writing Course For Any Writer
This course is one of the best writing courses I have done. The detail on structuring a novel is fantastic. Steve Alcorn and Dani Alcorn, who run the course, start by exploring young adult fiction and explaining how to plan your writing project. Planning young adult projects is next where they go through lots of bestselling Young Adult Fiction examples with resources materials (each module has both examples and resources to download).
Then Steve and Dani jump into the middle substance of the course. How to structure your novel has several modules dedicated to this subject with lots of detailed sub-topics within each module. Next up is writing your manuscript and polishing your manuscript before they finish with getting published.
Structuring Your Young Adult Novel
The sections on structuring your novel is so intense and detailed and so extremely thorough and well planned that this Young Adult Fiction Writing Workshop would be great for any aspiring novelist and writer. You will learn how to put all your planning and research and fictional character profiles together into a structure that will keep your readers turning the pages!
Examples of the details I mention above such as scene and sequel will enhance any of your self-published novels, not just your manuscripts for children's stories.
If you need to get cracking and whip your novels into shape before you can self-publish them you really, really need to do this course. It is a serious must-do for all writers of Young Adult Fiction, Children's Fiction and in fact any genre!
Not only will the course help to improve your planning and research of your children's and YA fiction, it will also arm you with all the ammo you need to create memorable characters, exciting plots and vivid settings.
This course is one of the best writing courses -the detail on structuring a novel is fantastic!
The full course is run on videos with Steve and Dani chatting through their experience and knowledge on this genre with notes and downloads for each module. You can jump in at any point, but I would recommend that you start at the beginning and go through each module so you don't miss of their sound expert advice.
Then later when you want to re-focus your thoughts on a particular topic, jump back into that module at any time - as it is a lifelong membership course. I also suggest you take notes on each module.
I set up a folder for the course and made notes to go with the resource downloads of each module. That way I can jump back to review my notes when needed. Just the other day during another great online course I did for Writing The Paranormal Novel, I remembered something Steve had said and dived into the folder to find the notes I had made.
I then used the learning from this Young Adult Fiction Workshop to apply to an assignment I had to do on the other course when I handed in a supernatural scene. Ta-dah! Each course complimented the other.
Modules For Learning About Writing For Young Adults
Here’s just a taste of what you’re about to discover:
- What makes great young adult fiction.
- How to plan your project quickly and easily.
- The most effective way to structure your story.
- Listening to the voices of youth.
- The viewpoints that work best for young adults.
- Experimenting with tense.
- Creating a vibrant narrative voice.
- Building vivid settings.
- Writing dialogue for young adults.
- Meeting your young protagonist.
- Writing effective beginnings and endings.
- Developing a writing style for young adults.
- Techniques for polishing your manuscript like a pro.
- Understanding the cover art that sells young adult fiction novels.
- How to get published.
- How to market your work for maximum sales.
In addition to the video tutorials and panel discussions, the course includes extensive supplemental materials, featuring reference lists, exercises, checklists, and handy reference sheets.
What Others Are Saying…
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Paula Wynne is the founder of Book Hub. She started Book Hub out of a need to market and promote her own fiction. As well as running Book Hub, Paula is an author with several published books.
Paula's Writers' Resource Series features the following books: Pimp My Fiction: How to Write a Novel with The Ultimate List of Creative Writing Books to Create A Plot & Build Character; A~Z Writers’ Character Quirks: A~ Z of Behaviours, Foibles, Habits, Mannerisms & Quirks for Writers’ to Create Fictional and 101 Writers’ Scene Settings: Unique Location Ideas & Sensory Details for Writers’ to Create Vivid Scene.