Writing Young Adult Fiction with Alison Evans

Learn the fundamentals of writing fiction for young adults

Join award-winning writer Alison Evans in this unique writing workshop all about the fundamentals of writing fiction for young adults.

Whether writing genre or contemporary young adult fiction, your book needs to speak to teenagers. The market is full of wonderful stories for teens; how can you make sure yours will stand out?

This workshop will teach you more about the world of YA and give you the tools you need to craft your manuscript, as well as keeping you motivated during those long hours at your desk.


You’ll learn:

  • The most important components that make up a YA book
  • How to generate ideas for your work-in-progress
  • Different methods to craft compelling plots
  • Strategies to create well-rounded characters
  • How to craft an authentic voice

Scroll down to see the full course curriculum and a list of frequently asked questions.

KYD Members receive a 10% discount on this course and all other KYD workshops. Become a member here, or contact [email protected] for more information.

Want to buy a workshop for a friend? Purchase a gift voucher here.


Your Instructor


Alison Evans
Alison Evans

Alison Evans is the award-winning author of young adult books Ida, Highway Bodies, and Euphoria Kids. They are a contributor in the anthology Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories, co-editor of Concrete Queers and fiction editor for #enbylife magazine. They are based on Wurundjeri Land.


Course Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. We encourage you to approach this material not just as lessons to be finished once and for all, but also as a collection of resources to which you can return time and again.
How long do I have access to the course?
Forever! After enrolling, you have unlimited lifetime access to this course - across any and all devices you own.
Does the teacher provide feedback?
No. If you are interested in receiving feedback on your project, we encourage you to check out KYD's Manuscript Assessment Service: https://killyourdarlings.com.au/shop/manuscript-assessments/
What if I decide the course isn’t right for me?
We offer a 30 day money-back guarantee. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
How do I access my course?
All our online workshops are hosted at workshops.killyourdarlings.com.au, via the Teachable platform. You can access your workshop by logging in at that link, or by following the link in your welcome email when you enrol. Please note that as the Teachable platform is a separate website to KYD you will need to create a new account, and will not be able to use your KYD login details.
I'm a KYD member. How do I receive my 10% discount?
Click on 'Enrol in course for $149'. Enter the coupon code that was emailed to you when you became a KYD member at checkout, underneath the tutor's photo.
What if I have another question?
You can email us at [email protected] and we'll be happy to help!

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