Written + Spoken Word

Crash Course in Middle Grade Fiction

When: Sat., April 4, 1-4 p.m. 2015

In a mere three hours we will explore the conventions of writing for those wide-eyed adolescents who make up the middle-grade market, contemplating questions of story construction, character generation, audience appropriateness, word choice, the merits of flatulence-related humor, etc. We will also discuss the current MG market, writing and publishing resources specific to MG, and the drawbacks of flatulence-related humor. Along the way we will look at a few examples of what works and what doesn’t, practice our hand at generating compelling young protagonists, and brainstorm ideas for the next bestselling series.

Price: $57 nonmembers, $39 members, $33 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members

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