Creative Writing: Weekly Horror Stories
Jackson Pearce Classes: Make My Kid Love Writing
Join fellow horror/scary/creepy story enthusiasts! Each week, students get a new creative writing lesson and prompt that focuses on a specific element of spine-tingling fiction, then spend in-class time writing their own nightmarish story!
US Grade 9 - 12
𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝘂𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝘄𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝗮 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗵𝗼𝗿𝗿𝗼𝗿/𝘀𝗰𝗮𝗿𝘆/𝘀𝗽𝗼𝗼𝗸𝘆/𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗽𝘆/𝘁𝗼𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗻𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝗺𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵 𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸! In this class students will receive a writing prompt that coordinates with a specific horror writing skill-- like tension, drama, world-building, and mystery. 𝗖𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀 𝗕𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗱𝗼𝘄𝗻: 👻 5 Minutes: Introductions, hellos, greetings 👻 15 Minutes: Lesson/topic discussion We'll discuss the prompt and goal for the week's writing, highlighting ways to really nail the voice, tone, and scare factor. 👻 20 Minutes:...
Saundra Mitchell has been a phone psychic, a car salesperson, a denture-deliverer and a layout waxer. She’s dodged trains, endured basic training, and hitchhiked from Montana to California. The author of nearly twenty books for tweens and teens, Mitchell’s work includes Edgar Award nominee SHADOWED SUMMER and Indiana Author Award Winner and Lambda Nominee ALL THE THINGS WE DO IN THE DARK. She is the editor of four anthologies for teens, DEFY THE DARK, ALL OUT, OUT NOW and OUT THERE. She always picks truth; dares are too easy.
Please note that as this is a teen horror writing class, a certain amount of violence and drama is to be expected! We do ask that all students let peers know about the content of their story before they begin reading it aloud-- those who would prefer not to hear a given story are welcome to turn their volume down until it's complete. That said, we strictly do not allow students to share stories that involve hate crimes, sexual assault, or animal abuse. Below are my general classroom rules and policies. These will also be explained to students when we begin class! -For everyone's safety, and to ensure an engaging and social experience, students are required to have working microphones and video for the entirety of this class, positioned such that we can both hear and see them. Please be sure to prepare your student for this requirement before class begins! -Students are asked not to use filters or virtual backgrounds-- though if there is an important reason to use a virtual background, please just let me know ahead of time that your student will be using one (no questions asked!). -Students will be asked to introduce themselves by sharing their name, pronoun, and a favorite book. -The Zoom text chat is set to "host only", meaning students can chat with me, but not to one another or the entire classroom.
Hello! My name is Jackson Pearce, and I'm the owner of Make My Kid Love Writing-- an organization dedicated to inspiring kids to love writing, reading, and all things language arts. After teaching on Outschool by myself for three years, I decided...
1x per week
Completed by 3 learners
Live video meetings
3-6 learners per class