Verse Novels for Young Audiences
Verse novels are wonderfully layered, both sparse and lyrical. You’ll create a mini creative journal to collect your fragments, make connections and most importantly, to play. Verse novels need flow and fragments, movement and stillness – you’ll write poems which cover these ideas. You’ll also explore the importance of symbols and add layers of meaning. This workshop is suitable for writers with a few initial ideas and those who have a first or second draft. You Will Learn: to create a mini creative journal to collect fragments of ideas, lines, descriptions, images – no artistic talent needed to write a symbol poem, using images and layers of meaning to write a movement poem to illustrate action and pace to incorporate different types of visual effects to edit your verse novel, focusing on plot, language and suitability for a junior fiction, middle-grade or young adult audience.
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