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Saturday, October 13 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Writing for Teens - Ticketed Master Class

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Thanks to Harry Potter, Hunger Games, and The Fault in Our Stars, Young Adult literature has grown into one of the best loved genres in the literary market. More than half of its books are purchased by 18-44 year olds, making its appeal wide and allowing for a wide variety of topics and tone. How to break in as a writer? First, you have to sincerely like and empathize with teenagers! They can smell a faker. You need to be attuned to the coming of age issues they embody and struggle to understand and overcome. But there's no better journey as a writer. And your audience is hungry for stories that speak to them and maybe even guide them. This seminar with L.M Elliott will give you a brief history of the genre, its classics, its sub-genres that have come and gone, the market's current focus, its tried-and-true character and plot elements, the differences between YA and middle grade, and general pitfalls to avoid. Q & A to address your specific concerns and hopes.

This is a ticketed event. Tickets are $40 and may be purchased at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writing-for-teens-tickets-48895194844

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L.M. Elliott

Hamilton and Peggy! A Revolutionary Friendship is the 9th historical novel by New York Times best-selling author L. M. Elliott. A long-time Washington magazine journalist, covering women’s issues and the arts before turning to fiction, Elliott is best known for the WWII story Under... Read More →

Saturday October 13, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Merten Hall Room 2500