Instructor: Cait Reynolds
Price: $40.00 USD
Where: W.A.N.A. Digital Classroom
When: Wednesday, August 23, 2017. 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. EST
As long as there are teenagers, there will be a demand for angst-ridden, unabashedly romantic YA fiction.
Whether the story is paranormal, dystopian, fantasy, or everyday literary, YA demands the author walk a tightrope between realistically capturing the young adult voice and meeting some very grown-up standards in terms of plot, characters, and style.
Who wants to sound like a tax-paying grownup with a minivan pathetically trying to sound like a teen? Yeah. No one. But it happens ALL the time.
This class will discuss some of the critical issues in crafting a story and characters that truly resonate with the YA audience. Topics include:
- Talking like a teenager without describing like a grown-up (or sounding like a dumb@$$)
- Tip-toeing through the minefield of sex and swearing
- Tropes, types, and technology
- Techniques for getting in the mindset to write a YA POV
- Teenage-level decision-making skills vs. Too-Dumb-to-Live decisions
A recording of this class is also included with purchase.
About the Instructor
Cait Reynolds is a USA Today Bestselling Author and lives in the Boston area with her husband and four-legged fur child. She discovered her passion for writing early and has bugged her family and friends with it ever since. When she isn’t cooking, running, rock climbing, or enjoying the rooftop deck that brings her closer to the stars, she writes.
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