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Fantasy Fiction Creative Writing Camp: Gothic & Spooky
Pick a terrifically creepy place to plunk down characters in this one-week fiction workshop. Watch as they stumble upon treasures, ghosts, skeletons, & other haunting mysteries. #4 in a creative writing series of exciting fantasy workshops
Leeyanne Moore MFA
212 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 9 learners
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5x per week
over 1 week
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does a "Multi-Day" course 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
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Students will revel in this class of creepy and kooky stories. Whether you pick a heroine who silently screams uncovering the secrets in a decaying estate, or werewolves who are addicted to baseball we'll all revel together in the glory of writing fun and scary stories full of gloom and ghostly hauntings. FOR PARENTS: We will start by creating a map of our new world together so students can visualize the haunted setting that will help them dive into writing. In every workshop class we...
As the class goes on students will get practice in: • Organizing their thoughts with pre-writing exercises • Reading their work out loud • Listening to their peers in an engaged and respectful way • Giving articulate, respectful, and helpful feedback to their peers • Developing focus and concentration on a task • Letting their creative ideas flourish • Engaging in exciting collaborative creativity with other students • Learning elements of novel plot structure
I've taught writing workshops for children and teens since 1992. This type of workshop format is tried and true. I consistently see student's writing improve over the course of the workshop. Kids who don't write well by hand, who don't spell--who struggle to read their own writing, much less read it out loud--are motivated with all the freedom they have to work and create exciting stories. With fun writing time--and usually that's almost all it is: time spent writing + fun--problems shake out of sentences until the child is writing fluid paragraphs and can read their work to others with confidence.
Students should have access to writing paper and pen for each workshop class. We want to put our inner critic away--it's too easy to erase words on the computer. Tip: have a folder on hand so you can put stories from the workshop together at the end of each day.
Students are keenly aware of their peer's reactions to their work. They know when everyone is listening breathlessly. They know when everyone is excited about their writing. Positive reinforcement for strong writing from the group encourages students to write at a more challenging level.
4 hours 10 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Leeyanne Moore MFA
Fostering creative genius--one student at a time
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
212 total reviews
138 completed classes
Hello everybody! For over twenty-five years I've nurtured children, teens, and college students, giving them individual attention to ignite their creative spark. I believe in asking students to think for themselves. In return, I aim to provide...