CODE’s Young Adult Fiction masterclass

28 Apr 2015
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
National Library

CODE’s Young Adult Fiction masterclass

Facilitator: Lynn Joseph.

The Heart/Mind Dilemma: Using Your YA Character’s Inner Conflict to Create a Powerful Story.

The foundation and driving force for all characters in YA literature is the desire to find their true identity. This workshop will explore how your character’s inner struggle creates tension and conflict that hook young readers and keep them turning the page. You will learn ways to use your character’s longings, fears and beliefs to move your plot forward because ultimately, characters drive plot. Practice raising the stakes in your novel with four types of obstacles so that readers care about your character and his or her story.

This is a daylong workshop for committed writers of YA fiction. This is the second in a series of annual free workshops  as part of CODE’s Burt Award for Caribbean Literature programme, and will be particularly helpful to writers who have submitted manuscripts or hope to submit manuscripts to the next round of the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature.

In partnership with CODE

10 am–12 pm, 1.30 pm–3.30 pm • National Library

UPDATE: This workshop is full and registration is now closed. If you would like to find out about our waiting list, email