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Writers Conference

Conference Schedule 2018

Conference Schedule 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Finding Your Inner Teen with Bill Konigsberg

Date(s): Friday, February 23, 2018, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Traditions, University Club (view map)
Genre and Form(s): Fiction, Young Adult Literature

About the Session

Perhaps the hardest—and most crucial—aspect of young adult writing is nailing the voice of a teen protagonist. Young readers are nearly impossible to fool; if your protagonist is a 45-year-old woman masquerading as a teen, they'll let you know! In this session, we will discuss several tools for getting in touch with our own inner teen voice. By the end of this session, students will have several exercises in hand that they can use to bring out that voice and sharpen it into authenticity.

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