Introduction to Creative Writing


Introduction to Creative Writing

Grades 6+ – Middle School and High School

Beginning Creative Writing Class

Meets Fridays, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. CST

Second and fourth week of each month throughout the school year.

Facilitated by Dana Hanley

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Introduction to Creative Writing

Introduction to Creative Writing is designed to improve writing skills and style. This online class will be a fun environment for homeschoolers to interact online with others guided by a teacher. Beginning writers (grades 6 and up!) can look forward to writing prompts, information on contests and writing opportunities, writing challenges, weekly skill-building, group readings, and helpful and positive critiques!

Do you explore the world through writing? Do you have worlds inside your mind waiting to find their way onto paper? Are you interested in NaNoWriMo — or wish it could last all year? If so, join us to improve your writing and explore your own style in an engaging atmosphere where you can challenge yourself and share the results.

Skill-building May Include:

  • Creating a Sense of Place
  • Bringing Characters to Life
  • Playing With Genre
  • Tropes
  • Dialog that Works
  • Playing with Poetry
  • Providing Constructive Feedback
  • Topics You suggest!

Students will meet twice per month on the second and fourth Fridays throughout the school year.

Materials & Curriculum

  • TBA

This class is a perfect tie-in to other English courses, for those considering a career in Writing or for those who need an extra credit in English. Creative Writing is available to students ages 12 and up and is a perfect tie-in for a speech or civics course. If you have a more accomplished writer who wants to work on more individualized projects or a student that wants to make writing their career, you may prefer the Writer’s Workshop for Advanced Creative Writing.

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