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Online Class | Nailing Your Middle Grade Voice

This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom), Pacific Time.

All Levels | This course will focus on discovering and developing each participant’s natural, authorial voice. We’ll focus on pulling out and nailing down these unique and organic elements of voice that will work across various middle grade projects. Using examples from classic and current middle grade texts, we will discuss how voice is part of large-scale choices in story structure, character arc, and theme, as well as smaller-scale, sentence-level dialogue and syntactic choices. Participants will leave with a clearer understanding of what authorial voice is, and how to use it as a tool in current and future middle-grade projects.

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: Sarah Allen

Class Type: 1 Session

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Start Date: 05/30/2020

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$81.00 Member Price:
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Sarah Allen

Sarah Allen is the author of the middle grade novel What Stars are Made Of (FSG/Macmillan, 2019). She received an MFA in creative writing from Brigham Young University and is represented by Brianne Johnson at Writers House.

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