Masterclass: Writing Successful Stories for Middle Grade Readers

Masterclass: Writing Successful Stories for Middle Grade Readers

Zoom Masterclass with Emma Carroll
  • Emma Carroll YA Children Writing Tutor
    Emma Carroll
Date Tuesday August 30th 2022, 19:00 - 21:00 BST
Location Online

So you’d like to write for the 8-12 age range? Then let your writing adventures start here! In your Arvon masterclass session you’ll join award-winning, bestselling children’s author Emma Carroll (Letters from the Lighthouse, Secrets of a Sun King) as she asks you to consider what makes a brilliant story for this age group. Before exploring other successful middle-grade novels, you’ll be asked to tap into your child-self, and think about why writing for this specific age range is so appealing. There will be a few writing exercises along the way, tips for editing your own work, as well as Emma sharing feedback she’s received from her editor on early drafts. We’ll also talk about the steps to publication, and ways you might turn your story into a live event for a festival/school audience. Plus, of course, the chance to ask questions.

The Masterclass will be delivered via Zoom webinar (19:00-21:00), so you can take the session at your own pace, without the pressure of having your video or camera on. Sessions are also recorded so if you are unable to attend live, you will have access to the recording for a month afterwards.

Online: £35

Concessions: £17.50

As part of our effort to increase participation in the arts, half-price concessions are available for this course at checkout. There are a limited number of free subsidised places for those who cannot afford the concession price.

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"These zoom opportunities are really helping to open my world and keep me inspired to write."
— Masterclass participant
"Arvon at Home creates a model to participate in inspirational tutoring for writers, at a distance. The feeling of attending to my writing life in an excellent fashion, and still having a half-day for my work and caring responsibilities at home, felt like a good balance."
— Masterclass participant
"It was an absolutely brilliant session and very very useful. And it made me realise how much I’ve missed this kind of workshop because of having children and family that I can’t leave. Now we’re all in the same boat the online stuff is truly transformative."
— Masterclass participant



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