Creative Writing: Write A Novel With NaNoWriMo
Angelia Derrick (she/her)
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.
US Grade 6 - 8
Beginner - Advanced Level
The goal of this class is to write a complete novel or screenplay. We will cover plotting, characterization, setting, conflict, dialogue, writing, and editing. This class is held three times during the year to correspond with the three National Novel Writing Month events in November, April, and July. This class makes an excellent middle school/junior high/middle years elective in Creative Writing. The class meets for about 20 hours during the 10 weeks, but the student will spend many other...
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 OfferedThe 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 https://ywp.nanowrimo.org/pages/word-count-goal-how-to. 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 OfferedA 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.
3 files available upon enrollmentWe 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 - https://amzn.to/3kkou7u (affiliate link) You can download a pdf or google docs version from NaNoWriMo for free - https://ywp.nanowrimo.org/pages/writer-resources A copy of your favorite novel.
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.
Meet the teacher
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...
$360for 20 classes
2x per week, 10 weeks
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(10)
Completed by 43 learners
Live video meetings
3-10 learners per class