Do you want to write characters as captivating as Katniss Everdeen or Harry Potter? Do you have an idea for the next young adult bestseller? This class will explore the techniques and skills that help writers get their best stories onto the page and into the hands of an editor. Instruction will include reading and discussion of award-winning young adult novels to gain insight into the secrets of their success as well as workshop time to gain valuable feedback from peer readers. You’ll emerge from the course with a polished manuscript and a repertoire of techniques for creating characters and stories for younger audiences. All levels welcome. A reading list will be provided.