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Introduction to Creative Writing

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Language Arts
Instructor
Emma Sobey
5-10 students
Suggested Ages: 13+ years old
Meets:
 Thursdays 11:15 am, 17 weeks. Starts January 28th

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

Successful creative writing starts with learning how to be an effective writer.  Great writing  takes revision, practice, and valuable feedback to help a writer develop their communication skills.  Whether you are interested in improving your ability to write fiction, poetry, or even academic writing, this course can help you hone your skills and develop your writing by engaging in interesting, fun, and effective activities geared towards developing you as a writer! 

In this course, you can expect to read, write, and discuss the elements of great creative writing in a safe, open, and supportive environment.  You will learn how to improve your writing by crafting your words in new and interesting ways!

SYLLABUS:

Week:1 Hopes and Dreams—What do I want to learn about Creative Writing?

Week 2: What makes a good story?

Week 3: It’s all about Me:  Writing Literary Fiction Introduction (What makes good Literary Fiction?)

Week 4:  I am the STAR!  Writing a story about yourself

Week 5:  Peer Editing and Revision

Week 6:  Finishing Touches

Week 7:  Tales and Adventures:  Examining Short Story Structures

Week 8:  Creating realistic characters

Week 9:  Adding Descriptive Language

Week 10:  Using Effective Writing

Week 11:  Conflicts

 Week 12:  Peer Editing and Revision

Week 13:  Writing Poetry Using Structured Poem

Week 14:  Writing Poetry Using Free Verse

Week 15:  Refining your Poetry

Week 16: Exhibiting your work with a Pecha Kucha

Week 17:  Presentations!!!!


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