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What is the course about?
We will be examining this thriving genre: what it is; who it’s aimed at; who it’s read by; how it works and how it’s written. The course is particularly aimed at those interested in exploring young adult fiction from a writer’s point of view.
The tutor is experienced and trained young students' teacher for the subject of English with primary focus on their writing skills, creatively. The tutor has taught hundreds of students for their writing ability, skills and creativity.
Holiday School reserves the right to change course tutors from those advertised in this outline. In line with our refund policy we are unable to grant a refund on the grounds of a change of tutor.
What will we cover?
Among other things, we will be looking at themes, writing techniques and boundaries of young students. Similarities and differences between young adult fiction, teen fiction, writing for adults and writing for children. What kind of stories are and are not suitable for young adult fiction and why. Ways to approach writing young adult fiction. And the place of young adult fiction in the publishing world.
What will I achieve?
- Identify works of contemporary young adult fiction
- Differentiate young adult fiction from other writing forms
- Respond to, and assess, pieces of young adult and other writing with sensitivity
- Use a number of strategies and techniques to develop your own young adult idea.
- Use of correct grammar
- Structure of Creative Writing
- Different formats of Creative Writing
- Story development tools
By the end of this course you should be able to...
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
- Talks with reference to contemporary young adult works.
- Class writing exercises.
- Group discussion and group work.
- Independent reading and writing projects outside class.
All writing courses at Holiday School will involve an element of workshop. This means that students will produce work which will be discussed in an open and constructive environment with the tutor and other students. The school operates a policy of constructive criticism, and all feedback on another student’s work by the tutor and other students should be delivered in that spirit.
- 3 Hours per day
- 5 days workshop
- 15 hours in total
- £300 for the workshop(includes content)