Teen Writing Class: So You Want to Write the Perfect First Chapter?
Starts August 4, 2014.
Want to write the story that you think has been missing from your school library? Have you been told that you’re a good storyteller, but haven’t been able to get the words on the page? This interactive online four-week course will help you build a seamless beginning to the novel you’ve been aching to write.
You will learn how to:
create character sketches
bring a setting to life
craft “drama” (aka conflict)
set the stage for plot
write realistic dialogue
Pamela Harris fell in love with books after reading Green Eggs and Ham at the age of three. She now lists Ellen Hopkins, John Green, Courtney Summers, and Matt de la Pena as some of her favorite authors. Pam received her MFA at Fairleigh Dickinson University and completed her thesis on young adult (YA) literature. She is a YA writer represented by Sarah LaPolla of Bradford Literary Agency.
Marquita Hockaday began writing and reading in elementary school. She completed her first novel at the ripe age of eleven years old. Marquita’s favorite authors are Blake Nelson, Laurie Halse Anderson and Maggie Stiefvater. She also received her MFA at Fairleigh Dickinson University where she focused on a combination of young adult (YA) and adult voices in her thesis. Marquita is a YA writer with a Virginia teaching certificate in secondary English.
When: August 4, 2014-August 29, 2014