Using Life Experience to Create Compelling Teen Fiction

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Flannery O’Connor once said that anybody who has survived childhood has enough material to write for the rest of his or her life.

Memories of childhood and adolescent experiences can be powerful jumping off places for crafting young adult fiction—in fact, many novels have their beginnings in specific events in the author’s own life.

In this workshop, you will use life-writing exercises as a strategy for accessing memories and creating raw material from which you can create convincing characters and compelling stories for teen readers.

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