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Revising Your Novel with Corey Ann Haydu

Date(s): May 1 - Jun 5, 2019
Online Class
Genre and Form(s): Crime Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction, Genre Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mixed Genre, Novels, Science Fiction, Young Adult Literature


About the Class

Through video lectures, activities, discussions, video conferences, peer reviews, and direct feedback from your instructor, you will learn new tools and methods for tackling a deep and intensive revision, gain knowledge on how to work with edit letters from publishing professionals, leave this course with revised pages from your own novel, and create a solid plan for moving forward to complete a full revision.

Meet Your Instructor

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Corey Ann Haydu is the author of young adult (YA) novels, OCD Love Story (Simon Pulse/S&S 2013, three starred reviews, Life By Committee (Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins 2014), Making Pretty (Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins 2015), and The Careful Undressing of Love (Dutton/Penguin, 2017) as well as the middle grade novels Rules for Stealing Stars (Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins 2015, three starred reviews) and The Someday Suitcase (Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins, 2017, three starred reviews). Her seventh novel, the middle grade novel Eventown, is coming out in Winter 2019. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and The New School’s Writing for Children MFA program, Haydu has been working in children’s publishing since 2009. In 2013, she was chosen as one of Publisher Weekly’s Flying Starts. Her books have been Junior Library Guild Selections, Indie Next Selections, and BCCB Blue Ribbon Selections, Romantic Times Top Picks, and Best Books of the Year by the Bank Street Children’s Book Committee. She has been teaching YA and middle grade (MG) novel writing since 2014.