Begins: week of May 1, 2023
Instructor: Julia Lynn Rubin
Location: Online (weeknight tbd 7-9pm ET)
A writing sample is not required (but welcome) for this class. Please fill out an application with your contact info.
Start, finish, or polish your YA or MG novel in this supportive, proactive workshop. Brief lectures, tailored to students’ needs and interests, cover topics such as character development, voice and tone, plot, world-building, dialogue, romance, pacing, scene structure, querying agents, the business of publishing, and time management for writers.
Students will have opportunities to workshop writing with the class and receive written feedback from the instructor and fellow students. This course is intended for students with some writing experience. All YA or MG genres are welcome.
Julia Lynn Rubin received her MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from The New School in 2017. She is the author of three young adult novels, including Primal Animals (St. Martin’s/Macmillan), Trouble Girls (St. Martin’s/Macmillan), and Burro Hills (Diversion). Her short stories have appeared in a variety of publications such as the North American Review (“Like Snowflakes”) and Sierra Nevada Review (“Brooklyn Girls”), and she currently works as a creative content writer for Buzzfeed and The New School’s Marketing & Communication department. She loves film, psychology, and spending as much time as possible at the beach.