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Creative Writing: Write A Novel With NaNoWriMo

In this 10-week class that meets twice a week, you will learn how to write a novel in 30 days and have a completed book by the end of the class.
Angelia Derrick, MFA
101 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 24 learners
55 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 10 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse 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

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Wed Oct 5

Oct 5 - Dec 14 (10 weeks)
We, Mo
7pm - 7:55pm

Mon Feb 27, 2023

Feb 27, 2023 - May 10, 2023 (10 weeks)
Mo, We
10pm - 10:55pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.

Mon Jun 5, 2023

Jun 5, 2023 - Aug 14, 2023 (10 weeks)
Mo, We
10pm - 10:55pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.
Don't see a time that works for you?


Class Experience

Students will learn to let go of the inner editor and just write until they reach The End. 

A chart of Common Core Standards that will be covered in the class for high schoolers will be attached to the intro email.  
Writing young adult fantasy and space opera under the pen name Angelia Almos. 
Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting
Bachelor of Arts in Applied Arts: Creative Writing
Certificates from Institute of Children's Literature
Certificates from Institute for Writers
The majority of the writing will be done outside the class. The Young Writers Program has different word count goals based on grade level. The link to the word count goal calculator is at The student will decide their goal in the first class and divide their goal by 30(in April or November) or 31 (in July) to determine what their daily word count goal will be for the month. 
 2 files available upon enrollment
We will be using the National Novel Writing Month's Young Novelist Workbook - Middle & High School level. You can order in printed form from Amazon for $10 - (affiliate link) You can download a pdf or google docs version from NaNoWriMo for free - A copy of your favorite novel.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
A grade can be provided at parent request. 

Class grade:
A - Come most classes, participate in discussions, do the homework, and meet their word count goal. 
B - Come to almost all classes, participate in most discussions, do almost all homework, and get close to their word count goal. 
C - Come to some of the classes, participate occasionally in discussions, do some of the homework, and write during the NaNo month. 
D/F - Don't attend the class or miss more than 50%, don't participate in discussions, don't turn in the homework, and barely or don't write during the NaNo month. 
1 hour 50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 4+ hours per week outside of class.
National Novel Writing Month's Young Novelist Workbook - Middle & High School level.
Learner will need to create an account on the NaNoWriMo's Young Writers Program website. 


Angelia Derrick, MFA
Lives in the United States
Lover of Books and Movies
101 total reviews
213 completed classes

About Me

Pronoun: she/her/hers

"Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world." - Robert McKee

My hope is to help nurture your love of stories as well as your individual voice while giving you the tools and skills you need to tell... 
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