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Building Your Young Adult Novel

Do you feel like you’re writing without a map? Creating great scenes and interesting characters but confused about where your story is going? With a special focus on plot and character, this class is for the student in any stage of working on a young adult novel. In-class activities will include use of the Hero’s Journey model, identification of central questions, and creation of a character web. This is an opportunity to work on the skeleton of your book instead of its flesh.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.

If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.

If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Karen Finneyfrock

Class Type: 6 Sessions

Start Date: 02/26/2015

End Date: 04/02/2015

Days of the Week: Thursday

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$220.50 Member Price:
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$245.00 General Price:

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Karen Finneyfrock

Karen Finneyfrock's debut young adult novel, The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door, was published by Viking Children’s Books in 2013. Her second book of poems, Ceremony for the Choking Ghost, was released on Write Bloody press in 2010. She is a former Writer-in-Residence at Richard Hugo House and teaches for Seattle Arts and Lectures’ Writers-in-the-Schools program. A member of four National Poetry Slam Teams, Karen traveled to Nepal as a Cultural Envoy through the US Department of State to perform and teach poetry and in 2011, she did a reading tour in Germany sponsored by the US Embassy.

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