Breaking into YA Fiction with Judy Goldschmidt

Thanks to blockbuster hits like Twilight, The Hunger Games, and Divergent, YA fiction continues to thrive and expand. Teen readers are buying more books than ever, and agents, editors, and Hollywood producers are forever on the lookout for the next big thing in YA.

Even adults are choosing to read YA over traditional Adult books in record number. So, what’s so special about YA? Whether you’re working on a passion project, or considering YA, from a practical standpoint, this workshop will help you understand this category and determine whether it’s the right place for you.

And for those of you who are already working on a manuscript or just tossing around ideas, we’ll workshop and hone your concept until it’s so awesome and kickass you’ll be dying to get it submission ready as soon as you possibly can.

*Middle Grade will also be covered for those who are interested

This class will cover:

  • What’s so special about YA?
  • Which genres are hot right now
  • Hone your log-line through laser coaching
  • Brainstorming techniques to help you come up with new concepts
  • Dirty little secrets and tricks of the trade from the frontline
  • Point of View—who’s telling the story and how

Followed by a Q&A

JudyGoldschmidtInstructor: Judy Goldschmidt has been a children’s book publishing professional for seventeen years. She began her career as an editor/developer at the premier children’s book packager, Alloy Entertainment, where she edited the NY Times bestselling series The A-List.

After that she was an editor at Penguin Group Young Readers, before returning to packaging at Full Fathom Five, where she edited the New York Times Bestselling series, Dorothy Must Die, as well as The Kicks.

She’s also the author of the critically acclaimed Raisin Rodriguez trilogy.

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