Coming of Age on the Page
Baudelaire said genius is “childhood recaptured.” Without question some of our most important fiction, from Mark Twain to J. D. Salinger to Harper Lee, is rendered through the eyes of young protagonists. This class is for anyone working on or wanting to write such stories. Read short fiction by published writers while exploring such conventions as voice, the “retrospective perch,” the epiphany, and narrator as actor versus observer. Then, apply what you learn to your own writing.
You'll Walk Away with
- Improved ability and skill to write from the perspective of young protagonist
- Greater familiarity with writing conventions such as voice, the “retrospective perch,” the epiphany, and narrator as actor versus observer
- Writers of all levels
- Those who have started writing or are considering doing so