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MG/YA Fantasy & Sci-Fi Novel Workshop

With Kathryn Purdie

  • Starts Jun 10
  • 605 US dollars
  • American Preparatory Academy, 431 West 11915 S, Draper UT 84020

Available spots


Service Description

Workshop Information: In this class, I will help attendees deeply analyze and revise the first 5,000 words of their manuscripts, with a special focus on elements of writing great fantasy, including magic systems, world-building, and making fantasy personal. We will also pay attention to character development, strong plotting, prose, voice, and pacing. I work hard to foster a positive class environment, and in that vein, I encourage discussions that focus on what each writer is doing well, not only what he or she can do to improve. I’m confident our class will enjoy an exceptional week of learning together! This Workshop is a Great Option for: -MG & YA fiction -All speculative fiction (fantasy, sci fi, dystopian, etc.) Registration for this workshop also includes: *feedback from faculty on your manuscript *an agent/editor consultation on the first 750 words of your manuscript *the Afternoon Sessions *an in-class visit from an editor/agent --------------------------------------------------- IMPORTANT: Pre-registration is available in December with a non-refundable $25 deposit. This will save your spot, but the remaining balance *must* be paid by January 7, 2024. You will receive an emailed invoice to complete the transaction. Early Bird Cost: $605 After March 10th: $655


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

We understand not all circumstances can be anticipated. However, our faculty and staff put in a considerable amount of time critiquing registrants’ manuscripts and organizing Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers long before the conference begins. All refund requests must be made in writing. Please email carolloveswifyr@gmail.com to make the request. WIFYR Handling Fee Rates January = 20% February = 20% March = 25% April = 50% After May 1 = No refund Morning Class Deposit Refunds: If you make a deposit on a class and decide to withdraw, there will be a $200 non-refundable fee. Pre-Registration: Booking before January 1 will save your spot in the workshop with a non-refundable $25. The full remaining balance MUST be paid by January 7, 2024 to keep your spot in the workshop. You will receive an emailed invoice to complete the transaction.


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