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A Book Club for Writers: Dear Ally, How Do You Write a Book? (Flex)

Do you love reading? Do you love writing? Do you want to be a Writer? In this 6 week flexible schedule class learners can explore writing through reading and writing practice.
Crystal Tankersley
152 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 3 learners
No live meetings
Over 6 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Aug 29

Aug 29 - Oct 9 (6 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon Oct 10

Oct 10 - Nov 20 (6 weeks)
Flexible Time
Don't see a time that works for you?


Class Experience

Learners will expand their knowledge of the writing process, the writing life, and being a writer.
Learners will improve their writing by practicing and considering tips from authors.
Learners will develop their writing habits.
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). 
Reading Assignments - About 50-60 pages, varies based on chapter lengths
Writing assignments - 7 a week, 6 required and 7 is optional
Final Project: Reflection Essay
- Dear Ally, How Do You Write a Book? by Ally Carter - Writing supplies (notebook and pens or electronic device with microsoft word or google docs)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Learners will be assessed on their participation in discussions. 
Learners will be assessed on submitted work.
A Letter Grade will be available By Request.
A Written evaluation and report will be available By Request.
No live meetings, and an estimated 4+ hours per week outside of class.
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.
- Dear Ally, How Do You Write a Book? by Ally Carter
- Writing supplies (notebook and pens or electronic device with microsoft word or google docs)


Crystal Tankersley
Lives in the United States
Teacher, Writer, Reader, Life Long Learner
152 total reviews
334 completed classes

About Me

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... 
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