Creative Writing Class: Gothic & Spooky (Semester Long)
Don't you wish Halloween was three months of the year? It is now! Pick a terrifically creepy setting in which to plunk down your characters who stumble upon secrets and haunting mysteries.
Leeyanne Moore MFA
210 total reviews for this teacher
7 reviews for this class
Completed by 20 learners
Once per week
over 11 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does a “Multi-Day” course work?
Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries
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Students will revel in this class of mystery and uncertainty. Whether you pick a heroine who silently screams uncovering the hidden horror that lurks in a decaying estate, or create werewolves, ghosts, and other ghouls--we'll all revel together in the glory of writing suspenseful stories full of gothic gloom. FOR PARENTS: We will start by creating a map of our new world together so students can visualize the haunted setting that will help them dive into writing. In every workshop class...
As the class goes on students will get practice in: • Organizing their thoughts with pre-writing exercises • Reading their work out loud • Listening to their peers in an engaged and respectful way • Giving articulate, respectful, and helpful feedback to their peers • Developing focus and concentration on a task • Letting their creative ideas flourish • Exciting collaborative engagement with other students • Learning elements of novel plot structure
This workshop is for teens who find fun in a creative challenge. There's so much to write about--new characters, new creatures, new adventures--your teen won't want to stop even after writing time is over. The collaborative world building element of creating their own haunted world creates a bond between students that they won't forget.
Students should have access to writing paper and pen for each workshop class. We want to put our inner critic away--it's too easy to erase words on the computer. Tip: have a folder on hand so you can put stories from the workshop together at the end of each day.
Students are keenly aware of their peer's reactions to their work. They know when everyone is listening breathlessly. They know when everyone is excited about their writing. Positive reinforcement for strong writing from the group encourages students to write at a more challenging level.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Leeyanne Moore MFA
Fostering creative genius--one student at a time
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
210 total reviews
133 completed classes
Hello everybody! I have an MFA from Syracuse University where I was a University Fellow, and BA from Smith College where I won many prizes in fiction and playwriting. I'm a published fiction author with a background in analytic philosophy and have...