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Creative Writing for Beginners (Ages 12-15)

In this beginner level class, I will teach your child about the creative writing process. The strategies I will demonstrate can be used for any creative writing project including short stories and novels.
David Ginsberg
111 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 11 learners
30 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does aOne-Timeclass work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Aug 1

Meet once (1 day)
4pm - 4:30pm
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Class Experience

Inspiration for stories can be drawn from multiple sources. Students will learn the steps necessary to create their own literary works of fiction. These include choosing an idea, choosing a plot, setting, conflict, theme, and creating characters, writing a summary or outline of their story, and writing a final draft.
I am a published author and I have teaching experience.
There will be no homework. This class is for the educational benefits of all students.
 1 file available upon enrollment
Students should bring a paper and pencil to class. Alternatively use of a word document will be sufficient.
We will complete a worksheet together in class.
30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
I will keep the lesson family friendly to the best of my abilities. All students are entitled to equal creativity and some students might have more mature story ideas than others. I am primarily a fantasy and horror author.
This is the link to an interview with famous horror author R.L. Stine the creator of the Goosebumps books in which Mr. Stine shares his creative writing process. Viewing is optional. 


David GinsbergHistorian, Author, Artist, Pop Culture Fanatic, and Teacher.
111 total reviews
134 completed classes

About Me

Welcome to my profile,

My name is David Ginsberg and I live in southern Maine. I am very passionate about teaching and sharing my interests with my students. I believe that education is a lifelong process shared by teachers and students alike. My... 
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