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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami October 14, 2015 - 11:59am

Which class currently available would be a best fit for what I do?

I feel like a self contradicting writer: I prefer to write as dark (social realistically and cynically) as I can, and yet have always prefered writing middle grade.

Would it be best to choose just the noir class, or just the writing middle grade litreactor class?

The Hatchling Song while technically middle grade fantasy, has an underbelly of YA cyberpunk I'm not really sure how easy is to translate.

Edit: Actually if I'm really super technical about it, it's more of an autobiographical-fiction direction with elements of lite science fiction and fantasy thrown in.

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Anna Gutmann from Ohio is reading American Gods October 14, 2015 - 1:11pm

Don't know about the noir class but I took the middle grade class and absolutely loved it! It's worth it to anyone who wants to know how to write successful MG and get the voice of that age group right. The teacher is incredibly attentive and very open to answering questions and providing helpful critiques.

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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami October 14, 2015 - 1:47pm

I will be looking into that then after my break from writing.^^ I often get told my voice sounds more YA if not adult, even though I prefer to write middle grade.

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Flycatcher from Singapore is reading Vintage book of contemporary American short stories, American Psycho October 15, 2015 - 10:32pm

The grave yard book and coralline were pretty 'dark' middle grade novels. At least the premise that is.