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Finding Your Voice in YA Fiction

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2nd March 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm



Voice can sound like a scary, abstract word for writers. But it needn't be. Voice is simply about finding out who you are and the unique way in which you – and only you – can tell your story.

In this session, which makes up part of our Children's & YA Fiction Festival 2020, author Alexandra Sheppard looks at how writers of Young Adult fiction can develop their unique writing voice. From sentence structure and tone, to establishing mood and atmosphere as well as creating distinct voices for each one of your characters, you'll leave this workshop with tools that can be applied to your own writing and help create a strong narrative.

Exclusive Content

All attendees reserving a place at this event also receive free access to An Introduction to Children's Publishing in 2021, a video interview with Alysoun Owen, Editor of the Writers' & Artists' Yearbook and the Children's Writers'  & Artists' Yearbook. A link to the interview will be circulated by email ahead of the festival, and remain available to view for one week. 

Speaker Profile

Alexandra Sheppard is a children's author. Her debut novel 'Oh My Gods' was published by Scholastic in 2019 and has been featured in Buzzfeed, The Guardian and The Independent. She currently lives in North London.

Booking & Event Details

All workshops are available to purchase separately but come as part of our Children's & YA Fiction Festival 2020.

The workshop fee of £30 (inc. VAT) is payable in full online and includes a £5 charitable donation to the National Literacy Trust.

This is a live online event which will be presented using video conferencing software. Joining instructions and full guidance will be provided by the W&A Team a week before the event start-date.

All materials used by the author in the workshop session will be available for us to share with attendees at the author's discretion.

If you would like to book three workshops, you can do this at a special combined price of £70. W&A Admin will contact all customers booking at this special price w/c 22nd February to confirm their workshop choices.