Instructor: Anna Hecker
Dates: Begins May 3, 2022
Location: Online (weekly video meet-up Tuesdays 7:30-9:30pm EST)
A private conference with the instructor actor is included.
A writing sample is required for this class. Please fill out an application with your contact info and a sample of your writing.
This course is for writers of young adult and middle grade fiction who have a specific project in mind and are ready to take their writing practice to the next level. Whether you’re unsnarling your outline, perpetually stuck on Chapter 5, neck-deep in revisions, or looking for final feedback before querying, you’ll find a supportive community and lots of personalized feedback. In this class we’ll explore advanced fiction topics such as dialogue, scene structure, pacing, and the business of writing, including how to query agents and what happens once you get an offer. But first and foremost, this is a workshop. It’s all about getting more of your work read and critiqued, so be prepared to submit pages every other week, and to offer thoughtful and thorough feedback to your fellow writers.
Students will also have the opportunity to meet with a literary agent to pitch their project.
Anna Hecker holds an MFA in Fiction Writing from The New School. She is the author of When the Beat Drops (Sky Pony Press, May 2018) as well as several young adult ghostwriting projects for Penguin/Razorbill, Alloy Entertainment and HarperTeen. Her articles have appeared in Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Gawker, DailyCandy, Refinery29, and VICE Broadly. She is represented by Eric Smith of P.S. Literary.