Intro to Creative Writing- Middle/High School
Welcome to Intro to Creative Writing- Middle/High school! This course is recommended for ages 12+.
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 and 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. Options and resources for publication will be given, but is not required.
Monday: What Inspires You? – Brainstorming
Tuesday: Characters and Plot
Wednesday: Ready, Set, Write! *Optional Day
Thursday: Writing and Revision
Friday: Time to Read!
Must be 12+ and able to read and write independently.
Must attend at least 4 sessions and write at least 500 words by the end of the course.
Must have access to a word processing app, i.e. GoogleDocs, Microsoft Word, or Pages.
All materials will be provided by the instructor.
How much writing is required?
Because of the length of the course, only a 500 word maximum flash fiction is required.
Are there any required readings?
I always encourage students to read what inspires them, but there will not be any specific assigned readings.