Introduction to Writing for Children and Young Adults
Prof: Tanya Kyi / Winter 2022
Dec 15, 2022
Marking was brutal, don’t expect anything higher than a 70.
Marking was brutal so I wouldn’t have taken this class!
Prof: Tanya Kyi / Winter 2021
Nov 8, 2021
Loved this class. Prof is super nice and TA's are there to help every step of the way. Assignments are marked somewhat hard because they need to keep a 71% average, but the course content is informative and incredibly fun (you're writing for children after all!). I've learned so much in this class and I've met so many people who I love being around. Would definitely recommend this class to anyone, including people who don't think they can write.
3 assignments, a novel review, and 5 participation writing prompts. Very light course work, but be prepared to write every class. Assignment 1: Inciting incident (write the beginning of a middle grade or YA novel) Assignment 2: Non-Fiction (write an excerpt of a non-fiction book for ages 8-12 about a scientific topic or historical event/person) Assignment 3: Picture book (write a picture book manuscript for ages 3-6)
Study kid's books of the genre you are writing. If you are writing a picture book (one of the
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