Classes & Workshops

You’re Gonna Go Far: A Primer for the YA Author

Instructor(s): Meags Downing

The Girl on Fire, The Runner, and The Shadowhunter. All three are at the forefront of the Young Adult genre. What made them popular? Simply put, their authors constructed them in such a way that modern teens relate to the characters and their struggles. In this class you will be given a “YA Creation Lite” lesson. This introductory workshop offers you the essentials of world building, frankensteining (piecing together), a Dude Interest (Romantic Interest), navigating the fandom beast, and where to find pertinent bits of research to make the details of your novel pop.


If you would like to make a request for any accommodation, please email us at accommodation@wab.org at least 10 days prior to the event or workshop.