YA Fiction Workshop

Class Information


Saturday, December 9, 2023


10 AM – 12 PM


One Day Only!


Zoom (Live)








Class Description

YA fiction leads with voice: the narrative voice of the novel, as well as each character’s unique sound, style, and perspective, from protagonist to supporting cast. Whatever the plot, YA books embrace the keen energy of coming of age and draw the reader into an intimate reading experience. In this workshop, designed for beginners as well as seasoned writers, we’ll explore what it takes to establish the voice and mood of your story.


In a community-building environment, we’ll:


Identify the promise you’ll make to your reader, and hone in on how to keep it.


Connect to the texture of the experience you want to create on the page.


And, most importantly:


Write in your YA voice. Remembering back to your own life at the age of your characters, we’ll work on capturing a voice that is honest and authentic.


Join us to create and discover, together!


Please note that you will receive your Zoom link via email 24 hours before the start of this class. If you enroll in this class less than 24 hours before it begins, please either send us a message or email us at programs@sandiegowriters.org to request your link.


Please be advised that it is best to register at least a week before the start of a class to help our instructors prepare and ensure that it does not get canceled or rescheduled. Policies regarding registration, refunds, cancellations, etc. can be found on our policies page. If you would like to provide feedback regarding this class, please feel free to complete an evaluation form.