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In Groundings in the Craft, Literature, and Business of Writing for Children and Young Adults, students study the fundamentals of the craft as well as the history of the picture book, the novel (middle-grade and young adult), and nonfiction with emphasis on the particular element that forms the focus for that residency—i.e., plot, character, setting, point of view, or theme. Students attend and write reflections in response to daily lectures and presentations, read and discuss common books selected by the faculty, and participate in daily two-hour workshop sessions led by faculty advisors. In addition, they explore the processes of submitting their work for publication to an agent or editor, working with an editor, promoting their creative work, living life and making a living as a writer. Third semester students give a lecture based on the material in their critical thesis; fourth semester students give a public reading from their creative thesis.
Krebs, Kelly, "WRIT8350-MFA.Groundings: Plot.J14.Krebs,Kelly" (2014). Historic Syllabi -- full text access limited to internal Hamline administrative staff only. 2470.