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Fantastic Fiction Writing Club

Weekly writing prompts, tips, and support geared towards fantasy fiction and world building
Danika D Dinsmore
71 total reviews for this teacher
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Class
55 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
9-12
year olds
3-12
learners per class
per learner

How does anOngoingcourse 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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I'd like the students to be able to formulate a creative idea from a prompt and develop it into something presentable, whether a page in their world book, a poem for an online magazine or for credit in school. This class is about producing original work.
I have been writing and teaching professionally for almost 30 years. For the past 18 years, I have specifically been teaching world building in a variety of settings (school residencies, kids camps, conferences), including on Outschool. I am currently working on the 6th book in a children's fantasy adventure set in a completely imaginary world. Conjuring imaginative ideas forth is my great joy in life. 
What students do with their work is up to them. I recommend spending an hour or two editing the piece they write in class. If they want to share it with me, I'd definitely like to see a finished product. (typed is definitely easier for my eyes)  
Something to write with and something to write in and on! I encourage drafts in pen/pencil rather than straight into a computer. A creative writing JOURNAL is a bonus (great way to keep exercises in one place)
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
If interested, students have an opportunity to send one piece per week for informal feedback.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
I do my best to keep students away from violence and graphic imagery, however this is a creative writing class on the fantastic, so I never know what they will share. 
I use pinterest pages to keep track of images I use for prompts:
https://www.pinterest.ca/scriptcreative/evocation/fantastic/
https://www.pinterest.ca/scriptcreative/fantastic-landscapes/
https://www.pinterest.ca/scriptcreative/ancientsacredabandoned-inspiration/

Teacher

Danika D DinsmoreAuthor, Spokenword Artist, Activist
71 total reviews
51 completed classes

About Me

I’m quite the literary mutt. After graduating with an MFA in Writing and Poetics from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, I started my creative career as a spoken word artist, earning the Washington State Poets... 
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