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WRITING FOR TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS

Pamela Newham, writer

This course explores the fundamental elements of writing teen and young adult (YA) books . Each session will be run as a workshop-lecture with time given for advice, discussion, writing and feedback . Participants will examine aspects of writing such as how to source ideas, character creation and dialogue, plotting and setting, writing humour and creating suspense . Different genres of teen fiction, changing trends and how to get published will also be addressed.

 

LECTURE TITLES

1.  Getting started: ideas are like rabbits

2. Characters and dialogue: love and hate

3. Story and setting: how JK Rowling got it right

4.  Technique: writing funny and other tricks

5. Publishing: a book in the hand …

 

 

Date: 13–17 January 
Time: 10.00 am–12.00 pm
COURSE FEES: Full R1 500 Staff & Students R1 000
MAXIMUM 20 participants
Venue: Classroom 4A Kramer Law Building, UCT