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Expand Your Imagination: Weekly Dystopian & Apocalyptic Creative Writing

In this ongoing class, learners will learn to write imaginative post-apocalyptic and dystopian fiction stories with realistic characters.
Jessica Curtis- B.A. English & DM/GM
67 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 6 learners
55 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does an β€œOngoing” course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Available Times

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Next on Tue Aug 16

Meets Once per week
3pm - 3:55pm
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Class Experience

Students will be able to improve their short-stories and novels based in a post-apocalyptic setting.  We will discuss how to create an engaging beginning, stronger characters, an immersive world and exciting plot points.
I graduated with a bachelor's degree in creative writing and literature from Western Kentucky University.  I am experienced in hosting and participating in creative-writing workshops and studied under many well-known published professors at my university whose expertise was in the "horror" and "fantasy" genre. I am a former content creator for a video game and horror movie news website.
No homework will be assigned, but students can submit their work after class for teacher review and feedback.  This is completely optional.
Pencil, paper, or the ability to write in a text document on their computer or laptop.
No assessment and sharing their work during our workshop portion is not required if they are not comfortable. Students can submit their work after class for teacher review and private feedback.  This is completely optional.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Post-apocalyptic writing can contain themes that some may consider frightening or sensitive:  zombies, monsters, sickness, violence against creatures and others, characters may potentially handle weapons.  I will encourage students to keep the stories appropriate for our classroom and will give writing prompts to guide them in the right direction.


Jessica Curtis- B.A. English & DM/GM
Lives in the United States
Fiction writer, anime lover, gamer and Dungeons & Dragons DM.
67 total reviews
91 completed classes

About Me

Hi, my name is Jessica, or Mrs. Jessica. I am from Kentucky in the USA. I have a passion for creative writing and imagining new worlds! I will be teaching different genres of creative writing, mostly based around fantasy themes, horror and science...Β 
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