Creative Writing: Write A Novel With NaNoWriMo

Angelia Derrick (she/her)
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(148)
Learners will learn how to plot, write (30 days), and edit a short story, novella, novel, script, or screenplay using the National Novel Writing Month events, and have a completed book/script by the end of the class.

Class Experience

US Grade 6 - 8
Beginner - Advanced Level
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 middle 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
Homework Offered
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.
4+ hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
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.
Grades Offered
 3 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:
Learners will need to make an account on the National Novel Writing Month Young Writer's Program website. They will join my "classroom" on the website so I can keep track of their word count through the challenge. 
National Novel Writing Month's Young Novelist Workbook - Middle & High School Level
Learners will need to make an account on NaNoWriMo's Young Writers Program website. 

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Meet the teacher

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(148)
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... 
Group Class


for 20 classes
2x per week, 10 weeks
55 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(10)
Completed by 43 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 11-14
3-10 learners per class

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