What defines middle-grade fiction? Join Ian Douglas on his workshop as he explores the key facets of middle-grade fiction including inspiration, reading age, style, content, themes and word count.
Participants will understand what qualities define midgrade fiction, develop writing and editing skills for midgrade fiction and build knowledge of the market and resources.
The workshop will be a mix of editing and writing practice. Participants are welcome to bring their own writing to work on, but this is not essential.
Writers new to midgrade will find this a good starting point.
The workshop will be delivered through a slideshow, pair work and practice, in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
Ian Douglas writes science fiction and dark fantasy for adults and children. He is best known for the Zeke Hailey series of books, the adventures of a teenager studying psychic skills at a school on Mars. His credits include novels, short stories, children’s non-fiction, newspaper and magazine articles. He runs creative writing workshops on speculative fiction. Ian is a reviewer for Left Lion Magazine and appears regularly on Notts TV. Ian graduated from Nottingham Trent University with an MA in Creative Writing (Distinction). Ian taught English is East Asia for over a decade and now lives in Nottingham with his family.