Creative Writing: Art, Business, & Craft of Young Adult Lit

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Course Description

The Young Adult genre is a relative newcomer to fiction, and has certain requirements and expectations from readers, agents, and publishers. This course will help you make sure that the novel you're writing is in fact YA; how to prepare query letters to literary agents; a few things to never do; and great resources to help you on your way once you've finished the class.

Who this course is for:

  • This course is for writers in the process of planning, writing, or revising a full-length novel for publication at either a traditional publishing house or publishing independently.

Course content

12 sections • 17 lectures • 2h 10m total length

Instructor

  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 66 Reviews
  • 324 Students
  • 4 Courses

Tom Leveen is an award-winning author and Bram Stoker Award-nominee of nine novels with imprints of Random House and Simon & Schuster and others, and almost a decade of professional teaching experience, and he has written for the comic book Spawn. He has been a keynote speaker and guest lecturer at universities, writers associations, schools, conferences, and conventions in the U.S. and abroad. He brings more than twenty years of experience as a live theater actor and director to his fiction and his classrooms, marking him as an expert in dialogue for all mediums of storytelling.

  • Learn from an author published with Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, and more Requirements For this course, students are expected to be considering or in the process of writing a young adult novel. Description The Young Adult genre is a relative newcomer to fiction, and has certain requirements and expectations from readers, agents, and publishers. This course will help you make sure that the novel you're writing is in fact YA; how to prepare query letters to literary agents; a few things to never do; and great resources to help you on your way once you've finished the class. Who this course is for: This course is for writers in the process of planning, writing, or revising a full-length novel for publication at either a traditional publishing house or publishing independently. Show more Show less Course content 12 sections • 17 lectures • 2h 10m total length Expand all sections Introduction 1 lecture • 3min Introduction Preview 03:07 Defining YA 1 lecture • 11min Defining YA and "Origin Story" Preview 11:16 What Makes YA, YA? 1 lecture • 14min What Makes YA, YA? 13:43 Getting Ideas 2 lectures • 11min Getting Ideas 07:43 Outlining 03:18 Voice 1 lecture • 9min Voice 09:15 Conflict and Antagonists 2 lectures • 16min Antagonists vs. Villains 06:14 Conflict 09:46 Revision 3 lectures • 18min Revision 07:03 Prologues 06:34 Book Length/Word Count 04:39 Create Time To Write 2 lectures • 11min Create Time To Write 07:09 Writer's Block is a Myth 04:01 Traditional Publishing or Indie? 1 lecture • 7min Traditional Publishing or Indie? 07:13 How and Where to get Useful Feedback 1 lecture • 8min How and Where to get Useful Feedback 08:28 2 more sections Instructor Thomas Leveen Author 4.5 Instructor Rating 66 Reviews 324 Students 4 Courses Tom Leveen is an award-winning author and Bram Stoker Award-nominee of nine novels with imprints of Random House and Simon & Schuster and others, and almost a decade of professional teaching experience, and he has written for the comic book Spawn . He has been a keynote speaker and guest lecturer at universities, writers associations, schools, conferences, and conventions in the U.S. and abroad. He brings more than twenty years of experience as a live theater actor and director to his fiction and his classrooms, marking him as an expert in dialogue for all mediums of storytelling. Show more Show less Udemy Business Teach on Udemy Get the app About us Contact us Careers Blog Help and Support Affiliate Impressum Kontakt Terms Privacy policy Cookie settings Sitemap © 2021 Udemy, Inc. window.handleCSSToggleButtonClick = function (event) { var target = event.currentTarget; var cssToggleId = target && target.dataset && target.dataset.cssToggleId; var input = cssToggleId && document.getElementById(cssToggleId); if (input) { if (input.dataset.type === 'checkbox') { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; } else { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.allowToggle && input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; var radios = document.querySelectorAll('[name="' + input.dataset.name + '"]'); for (var i = 0; i (function(){window['__CF$cv$params']={r:'67847bb00c8e068e',m:'68b962287fad61ec0ead479831fd5c9121bf9504-1627877707-1800-AcEVj+oVCif7L9v7/j5RxTbGeGI4hDUrMVJdoHKo99OPCTiCwARf9WBVrk4rVfMehTuGAIYhEmW6oRurHM22X2ERLtVVdnGzXijXaJUNUTTZcGrbccABiPe0p57sPnkTfDefdnM3B87AmbyHc9vnn2UH56G8vptrVzlYDyLXrF5OvPo6cy2cK1qGpf/Tnq4fdg==',s:[0x6a5b586e19,0x42643a5183],}})();