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Creative Writing and Publishing for Teens Part 2 - Spring 2017

Creative Writing and Publishing for Teens Part 2 - Spring 2017

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$175.00
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This is a fun way to earn high school English Language credits! In part two of this fun and interactive class we will continue growing in the craft of writing fiction. We will practice being creative with genre, using strong verbs for impact, figurative writing and how to grow a setting. I encourage brainstorming and collaboration and critiquing so we can learn for one another. Whether you love action, fantasy or drama, come join the fun and deepen your writing!

Subject content must be approved by the teacher and must remain PG 13. This is a Christian based class so no writing of zombies, vampires, ghosts or witches, or anything dead. Myological creatures are ok as well as elves, and types of things from the Lord of the Rings. We will NOT blur the lines between good and evil in this class.

SPRING 2017 SEMESTER TOPICS:

    • How to grow and find a voice by choosing genres-stretch yourself and find something new
    • Choose the right verbs for impact
    • Figurative language-make friends with the simile and metaphor
    • POV-whose talking anyway?
    • Metaphorical language and the allegory
    • Asyndeton-Lists deepen your characters
    • Dialogue-load it with information and make every word count
    • How to write a good fight scene
    • Is there a market to publish your writing?
    • Correct fiction formatting
    • Create a mood with words and weather

 Why Take a Creative Writing Class?

  • Fun way to earn high school English Language credit
  • Helps students become better creative non-fiction writers
  • It’s a great way to supplement a current Language program by mixing things up.
  • Creative Writing is a enjoyable way to develop writing skills
  • It also helps teens self express
  • Great avenue for income for those who are willing to work at it

 

Martin Luther said, “If you want to change the world, pick up your pen!” 

About the teacher:

Jan May is a home education veteran and has over fifteen years of creative writing instruction experience. She enjoys igniting creativity and believes that given the right tools and encouragement, any student can write and love it! Jan believes in the group dynamic and promotes an interactive learning experience.

Jan has a college background in Biblical Studies and Psychology from North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is also a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature.

She is the author of New Millennium Girl Books: Christian mid-grade novels for girls and interactive creative writing books for boys and girls that hook even the most reluctant writers! Jan is a freelance writer contributing to The Old Schoolhouse, Thriving Family and Clubhouse Jr. Magazines.

As a pastor’s wife, Jan enjoys inspiring faith in women, teens and children, encouraging them to dream big with a faithful God. She resides in the Chicago area with her husband and loveable golden lab, Toby.

“I’m excited to work with Currclick because it connects students from many walks of life in a learning experience. We can brainstorm together and glean from each other’s literary skills in a fun environment.”

I look forward to meeting you!

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Schedule
Starts
January 25, 2017
Sessions
13
Meets
Wednesday
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1:00 pm Central Time
(UTC-6)
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60 minutes
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