Intro to Creative Writing! -Primary
Welcome to Intro to Creative Writing-Primary!
This week-long course will take your child through the process of creating flash fiction, also known as short stories. Often times we want to jump right into novels and world building, but putting in the ground work with flash fiction or other short stories will help your aspiring writer develop their writing skills without the risk of burnout or project abandonment.
Each student will complete at least one piece of fiction by the end of the session and have the opportunity to read it and discuss with the class.
Monday: What Inspires You? – Brainstorming
Tuesday: Characters and Plot
Wednesday: Ready, Set, Write!
Thursday: Writing and Revision
Friday: Time to Read!
Must be able to read and write independently. Recommended for ages 9 through 12. Must have access to a word document service- i.e., GoogleDocs, Microsoft Word, or Pages
All supplies will be provided by instructor
How much writing is required?
The primary group (ages 9-12) will have the goal of a 250 word flash fiction. The maximum word count for flash fiction is typically 500 words, but the word count will depend on each student’s individual levels.
Will there be any reading?
Reading is optional, but encouraged.