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Creative Writing for Teens-Novel Writing Fall 2017

Creative Writing for Teens-Novel Writing Fall 2017

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$175.00
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$200.00
  • Includes certificate of completion
  • Class sessions recorded for later viewing

Learn the foundations of writing a novel in three acts by crafting an unforgettable story with realistic characters, compelling dialogue and meaningful action. Whether you like fantasy, action or drama come and deepen your writing!

In this class we will explore character arcs, sensory writing, overused words fixes, internalized dialogue, POV, and much more! This is a fun and interactive class where brainstorming and writing exercises are a weekly affair. Headsets, webcams and microphones are needed as students will share their work in class. We will also go over the steps of self-publishing.

This is a great class for teens that have already written and want to deepen their stories. Beginners are welcome as well!

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

 FALL 2017 SEMESTER TOPICS:

  • The novel in three acts
  • Are your Character’s flaws and dreams driving the story?
  • Move the plot along with a story board
  • Dialogue and Action-the balancing act
  • Craft natural sounding internal thoughts
  • Are you over using “look” in your manuscript?
  • Create a sensory setting by using all your senses-can I see, smell, taste, hear and feel the town you are writing about?
  • Choose a theme that’s close to your heart and write about what you know.
  • Research-all writers do it! It gives your stories believability
  • POV-keep it consistent
  • Figurative language will take you to another level

Why Take a Creative Writing Class?

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

 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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CurrClick Live Withdrawal/Refund Policy (Applies only to classes of more than 4 sessions.)

  • Withdrawal before 2nd session: Full refund of class fee
  • Withdrawal after 2nd session, but before 3rd session: Refund of 2/3rds class fee
  • Withdrawal after 3rd session, but before 4th session: Refund of 1/3rd class fee
  • Withdrawal after 4th session: No refund

CurrClick Live Withdrawal/Refund Policy for HYBRID Classes

All hybrid classes will be fully refunded if the withdrawal request is submitted before the kick-off session. If the withdrawal request is made within 24 hours of the kick-off session, the class will be refunded at 75%. If the withdrawal request is made more than 24 hours after kick-off session, no refund is available for that class.

Use our Contact Us link to start the withdrawal process. If the class included downloadable materials, you must return them and agree to delete them from your device. Your refund will be processed within five business days.

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Schedule
Starts
August 30, 2017
Sessions
12
Meets
Wednesday
At
1:00 pm Central Time
(UTC-5)
For
60 minutes
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This title was added to our catalog on June 06, 2017.