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Creative Writing Series—Make Your World

In this one-time class, we'll explore setting—where and when your story takes place—and all the cool ways it can enhance your stories.
Kellye Crocker, MFA
56 total reviews for this teacher
4 reviews for this class
Completed by 8 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
55 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does a "One-Time" class 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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Class Experience

This class will help students:
1. Understand that setting includes where and when a story takes place.
2. Understand big and small settings.
3. Understand how setting can reveal character, create plot obstacles, and create mood.
4. Write descriptive paragraphs about setting to reveal character, create plot obstacles, and/or create mood.
5. Practice using the five senses to make setting come alive.
6. Engage their creativity and imaginations.
7. Experience courage and vulnerability if they choose to share their writing with the class.
8. Receive specific, positive, verbal feedback on their writing (if they share).
9. Understand how to be part of a supportive writing community by listening respectfully as classmates share writing and providing positive, specific, verbal feedback.
I have taught this material in person several times, and students seem to enjoy it. Moreover, setting is an often overlooked or misunderstood aspect of fiction writing. Those who tackle these skills will vastly improve their creative writing. Personally, I use these concepts every day in my fiction writing.
1. Writing supplies: Pens or pencils and paper. (A notebook is handy, but any paper will work.) You also can use a tablet or computer, but make sure you can continue participating in the class as you write. 2. Class handout. (Coming soon. You will be able to download it here before class.) We will discuss this handout together in class. Please bring a print out of it or have it available on your screen.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students will have the opportunity to share their in-class writing. Those who do will receive specific, positive verbal feedback from the teacher and classmates.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Kellye Crocker, MFAPro Writer Loves Teaching
56 total reviews
35 completed classes

About Me

Update, December 2020: I'm taking a break from teaching so I can devote my energy to my writing. I have loved teaching Creative Writing on Outschool and plan to return, although I don't know when. Please feel free to email me if you need to get in... 
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