Writing Fiction for Young Adult Readers

Date Tuesday 11 September 2018 until Tuesday 04 December 2018
Time 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Price£110 | £104
TutorShirley-Anne McMillan

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Writing Fiction for Young Adult Readers


This course is designed to support those who are interested in writing fiction for teenage and young adult readers.

You will produce and share your own work in a friendly and fun group atmosphere.

You will learn about plotting and planning, pace, character development, narrative balance and more, with a focus on this popular genre of fiction.

This class is suitable for beginners but those who have more experience will also find fresh inspiration and guidance at hand.

Whether you are just beginning to think about writing for Teens/ Young Adults, or you’re at the stage where you’re thinking of submitting to agents and finding a publisher/ self publishing, this course can help move your writing along towards your goal.

About the Tutor

Shirley-Anne McMillan has been an English teacher and a tutor to degree level.

She has a Masters in Creative Writing for Young People, and she is the author of three young adult novels: Widows' Row (Self-published 2012), A Good Hiding (Atom, 2016) and The Unknowns (Atom, 2017).

Shirley-Anne lives in Co Down with her family where she writes, tutors, and works with the local high school.

In 2014 Shirley-Anne won the SCBWI 'Undiscovered Voices' competition with an extract from A Good Hiding.

Her latest novel, The Unknowns, was described by The Irish Times as 'a thought-provoking and hopeful read from a writer to watch'.

Shirley-Anne is represented by Jenny Savill of Andrew Nurnberg Associates.

For more information see www.shirleyannemcmillan.com


Age Range16+
Half Term29 October 2018 until 04 November 2018

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