Young Adult literature has evolved at a fast pace over the last decade, with its readers calling for ever more sophisticated and thrilling stories. This course will focus on writing fiction that will have younger readers gripped from the first page until the last. We will explore genre tropes and story structures, how to balance world-building with action and plot, techniques to keep tension high, and useful tips for the drafting and revision processes to ensure your work packs a punch. The course will be delivered through workshops and one-to-one sessions and will focus mainly on novel and novella-length fiction.