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Writing YA – Workshop With Karen Foxlee


Sat 24 Aug 2019, 10:30am–4:30am

Where: Queensland Writers Centre, Level 2, SLQ, Cultural Centre, South Brisbane, Queensland

Restrictions: 16+

Ticket Information:

  • QWC Member: $130.00
  • QWC Concession Member: $115.00
  • General Admission: $190.00
  • Concession General Admission: $170.00
  • Livestream Only: $59.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Embrace your inner teen and write for young adults. This 6-hour workshop will show you how to develop compelling and complex teen characters, how to find a voice for them, and how to keep your readers hooked through plot and structure.

Unavailable to make it in person? The Queensland Writers Centre also offers the opportunity to watch this workshop via online live stream.

Learning Outcomes:
During the workshop, you will:
- Gain an understanding of the genre and sub-genres in the YA market and the multiple approaches to publication
- Learn how to create believable and compelling young adult characters by focussing on what matters to your character and using emotion in writing
- Learn about the all-important Voice in YA stories and gain confidence writing your own YA voice
- Discover ways to keep readers keen by learning about conflict, plotting and structure