A Book Club for Writers: Brave the Page (Flex)

Crystal Tankersley
Average rating:4.7Number of reviews:(152)
In this 7 week course learners will choose a NaNoWriMo book to read and will participate in National Novel Writing Month. Learners will be introduced to the NaNoWriMo phenomenon and will complete a first draft of a novel.

Class experience

US Grade 8 - 11
Learners will build a writing habit.
Learners will write a Novel. Learners will set their own word count goal for the Novel (based on how many words they can write in 1 hour and how many hours a day they plan to write). 
Learners will expand their understanding of Novel Writing.
I have a BA in Creative Writing. I have taken and continue to take writing classes to improve my writing expertise. I have written extensively in my life. I love to write and want to share that love of writing with students. There was a time in my life when teachers told me I couldn't write because my writing didn't fit into the "box" they believed Writing was. I have since learned that all authors have their own writing style, technique, and process and that the process that works best for you, the author, is the best process. I want to share this understanding with students and help them discover their own process.
I have not published my first Novel, of which I am currently in the editing and revising stages. The reason for this is that the story is a fantasy novel and I am working hard to build the world in which the story takes place. I have just finished drafting Book two in the series this past NaNoWriMo (2020). 
Homework Offered
Each week learners will be assigned a certain number of chapters. During November it will be 1 chapter a week. During November Learners will write their novel. Before and after November learners will have writing prompts to complete that will help them with their novel writing.
4+ hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Learners will be informally assessed by participation in class. Learners will be formally assessed by turned in assignments. A Letter Grade and/or a Written Report will be available By Request.
Grades Offered
Learners will read one of two NaNoWriMo books.
Option 1: No Plot, No Problem by Christ Baty (Amazon $12.59 USD)
Option 2: Brave the Page by Rebecca Stern & Grant Faulkner (Amazon $10.29 USD) 

**You can buy these books on the NaNoWriMo store website https://store.nanowrimo.org/collections/books-things 

Additional Optional Supplies:
No Plot, No Problem Writing Kit (Amazon $14.35 USD)
Ready, Set, Novel! - Writer's Notebook (Amazon $13.69 USD)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
As this is a writing class there is always the possibility of sensitive or mature topics showing up in a students writing.
When and if this happens, I will send a warning to all parents to inform you of the sensitive nature of the content. 
In addition, I will ask the writer to send me their work privately for feedback instead of posting it to the classroom.

Single Learner Classes: 
- Single learner classes will go ahead as scheduled unless learner and family request otherwise. 
- If discussion ends early, learners will have writing time at the end of class.
Learners will read one of two NaNoWriMo books.
Option 1: No Plot, No Problem by Christ Baty
Option 2: Brave the Page by Rebecca Stern & Grant Faulkner

Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.7Number of reviews:(152)
Hello Outschool Families! 
I go by Ms. T or Ms. Crystal in class.
I am a lifelong learner, always open to learning new things and sharing my love of learning with students. As a lifelong learner I am passionate about many subjects and have broad... 
Flex Class


weekly or $140 for 7 weeks
7 weeks

No live video meetings
Ages 13-17

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