Writers face tough competition catching the attention of young adult and middle grade audiences. This workshop discusses current trends in the youth market and helps writers better understand why books such as “The Fault in Our Stars,” “Eleanor and Park,” and “Wonder” have resonated with a new generation of readers. Attendees will leave the class with a better understanding of what publishers are looking for, and learn how to use creative points of view, pacing, and unique setting and character elements to draw readers into their tales. The workshop will also discuss enhancing book proposals and marketing with 3D elements such as music, video, and web components. Alex hopes that this class will equip and inspire writers to shine God’s light in a genre that has grown increasingly dark over the last few years.
Taught by: Alex Marestaing