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Creative Writing Club: Write a Novel with YA Novelist Kim Purcell (8-12)

This is a supportive and fun weekly novel-writing class to help your kid finish a novel.
Kim Purcell
12 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 5 learners
Class
55 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
8-11
year olds
3-10
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does an "Ongoing" course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Next on Sat, Oct 15

Meets Once per week
Saturdays
1:00 – 1:55 PM
5 learners enrolled
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Description

Class Experience

The goal is to develop their storytelling and writing skills through the process of starting and finishing a novel. See the specific weekly learning goals in the class description, but we will cover every element of storytelling including characters, setting, plot, tension, scene-building and literary devices. 
Every week, they should write at least two double-spaced pages on their own. 
 1 file available upon enrollment
I am attaching a PDF for the student to print out and brainstorm elements of their story before the class starts or while taking the class. They will also receive a weekly daily guide to writing a novel in each class for them to do the following week. They should bring a notebook and colored markers for side writing experiments. They can also write their story in a notebook or on a computer program. It's easier to share it with me through the Outschool platform if they are typing it in the computer.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
No grade, but we celebrate each time a student adds another ten pages!
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
I will be sharing slides on Canva, sometimes using excerpts from kid and middle grade novels. For example, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, or the first books in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling and Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Reardon. 
We will use the Wonderstorming Workbook and Flying Fingers, a Kid's Daily Guide to Writing a Novel, which I wrote for students using hundreds of books on craft as well as my MFA and my experience as a novelist. 

Teacher

Kim Purcell
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Novelist and Writing Teacher
12 total reviews
10 completed classes

About Me

I love teaching because I love helping my students feel empowered through writing. Their creative confidence grows as they write their novels and this gives me a lot of joy.  

My classes are fun and inclusive. I have over twenty years of... 
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