Writing for tweens, teens and young adults

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Could you be the next JK Rowling or Neil Gaiman? Come along to this short course to untap your writing potential.

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Learn about creating relatable literature for young readers, in this two-part writers’ series that will transform your storytelling with genre essentials for a very specific and discerning audience. We know they have a huge following of older readers too! Avoid the clichés, pick up important tips, and uncover the myths about writing young adult fiction. If the Hunger Games are gnawing at your inspiration, join this course to release your potential in the thriving young adult book market.

The short course is held over two consecutive Tuesday evenings from 5.30-8.30pm. It is essential to attend both classes.

Session 1

1. Understanding your audience and effective writing practices

2. Where do I start? Developing and mapping the story

3. Creating believable characters and the importance of voice

4. Setting as foreground, setting as background

Session 2

5. Pimp your writing: the elements of great writing

6. Grammar, punctuation, editing and editing again

7. The pitch and audience feedback

8. Submission for publication

Presenter: Dr Lynette Maguire is an author, presenter, researcher and social commentator. Lynette graduated with her Doctoral degree from the University of the Sunshine Coast in 2015 with the University’s highest award for a graduating student the Chancellor’s Medal. Lynette’s young adult novella, Lepidoptera, is a fast-paced grunge text addressing many of the issues facing teens today.

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