What defines middle grade fiction? Books for children aged 8 to 12 have their own unique charm and appeal. There are common themes, style and issues, which are distinct from fiction for younger or older age groups. This is why publishers and agents have a clear definition of what they are and are not looking for.
This workshop, led by children’s author Ian C Douglas, will examine just what makes a kids’ book a mid-grade book.
We will look at inspiration, reading age, style, content, themes, word count. There will be editing and writing practice. Participants are welcome to bring their own writing to work on, but this is not essential. Information on the market and resources will be shared.
Writers new to mid-grade fiction will find this a good starting point.
The workshop is delivered through slideshow, pair work and practice, in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
1. Understanding what qualities define midgrade fiction.
2. Developing writing and editing skills for midgrade fiction.
3. Building knowledge of the market and resources.
The workshop takes place at the Nottingham Writers Studio, May 30th from 7.00 pm till 9.00 pm. Address: 25 Hockley, Nottingham NG1 1FH Phone: 0115 837 2248.
Non-members welcome. The cost is £12 for NWS members and £18 for general admission. Book your place at the link below or call 0115 837 2248 for help and information