The Writing Club is created for those self directed writers who need encouragement, support and skill building, but who are also somewhat directed in their writing. It is also perfect for those reluctant writers who need another 1/2 credit or more to ramp up their writing skills and credit. There will be weekly writing prompts, trope and skill challenges, creative assignments, poetry skills, a place to read your writing, gentle instruction on assessment, information on competitions and more! A perfect tie-in to all of our English courses, but you don’t have to be enrolled in one of our English classes in order to join in the writing fun!
We will begin the semester with students determining their goals for the club- do they want to participate in NaNoWriMo, publish a novel, start a blog or compete in contests. Once this is determined, we will focus on the skills needed to help each student accomplish their individual goals. Our objective for the overeall class is that students learn and use writing tools well, hit word counts weekly, create steps to met and exceed their overall goals for writing and the class. Students should come to class prepared to interact and discuss, work together on brief, in -class assignments and share and read their work with fellow writers/ class mates.
Each club will meet for 4 hours a month and counts toward 1/4 credit each semester. This class is designed as a half credit course but can easily be modified to complete a full high school credit. Lisa Nehring, Writing Club facilitator, will be happy to talk with you about how to make this happen.
“Thoughts disentangle themselves when they pass through the lips and fingertips.’ If you are writing you are achieving greater clarity about your life, your work and what maters most. And more than most people have.” ~Michael Hyatt.
This club is led by bilbiophile, long-time blogger and word nerd Lisa Nehring.
We’ll meet the first and third Friday of each month from 8-10 a.m.