How to Write Like the Literary Masters We Admire so Much

Writers will learn how to develop their fiction and prose writing skills using the exercises that the literary masters used to develop their timeless stories. For serious writers. Special needs, ADHD and neurodiverse writers welcome.
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New class

45 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 4 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse 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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Available Times

Pacific Time

Thu Jun 9

Jun 9 - Jun 30 (4 weeks)
9pm - 9:45pm
Taught by:
Professor Cheryl Carter

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Class Experience

Learners will adapt the writing styles of classic writers to improve their own writing.
Learners will learn how to revise stories, novels and other creative writing works
Learners will learn to read with "the eye of a writer. 
Cheryl Carter is the lead instructor of Collegiate Learning. Cheryl Carter, the writing coach, endearingly known as Professor Cheryl, for the way she methodically targets the stop-blocks that prohibit her clients from moving them ahead in completing their writing projects. Over the years, she has worked with authors writing educational, religion, science, business, and popular culture books. Professor Cheryl knows how to motivate emerging writers to overcome procrastination, literary lags and time constraints. She is the author of an ever-growing number of titles and has been published traditionally and independently. Professor Cheryl is also a college professor, who currently teaches English and writing classes. She also teaches creative writing, media and culturally relevant biography classes on Outschool.com. Professor Cheryl has an MFA in Creative Writing and a BA in English. She has also completed graduate study in special education, college admissions and counseling, and is currently a creative writing doctoral student. Professor Cheryl holds a graduate certificate in College Advisement from Columbia University and a TEFL (Teaching English to certificate. She also hold a graduate certificate in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.A fierce advocate for education empowerment, Professor Cheryl is also the CEO of Collegiate Learning, an academic company that prepares learners for scholastic college success. She has a line of educational books that address ADHD and ELA areas, including writing, vocabulary, critical thinking, reading  and writing.
Learners may choose to work on some of their writing activities on their own. 
Learners will keep a writing portfolio from week-to-week and assess their own writing progress.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
All the works are classic literature. Many are considered requires reading for middle and high school students. While we will not be reading the novels in their entirety, we will be discussing these works, in general. We will be using first source documents to provide background on the novels, poems, short stories and prose we will be using. 
Week one (1)
Flannery O'Connor was a southern writer who was an extraordinary essayist, novelist and short story writer. She was one of the first female writers to be taken seriously. Her stories are still being read today.  O'Connor once said, The writer, in order best to use the talents he has been given, has to write at his own intellectual level."  We will be looking at some of the elements of character and setting in O'Connor's works. In particular we will be reading "A Good Man is Hard to Find" and selected portions from her other works. We will also look at the works of Pulitzer Prize winning Gwendoly Brroks and imitate her writing style. 

Week two (2)
Rudyard Kipling , the Literature Noble Prize winner(1907), author of the "Jungle Book" and several other poems will be studied. He was influenced by India's folktales and classic literature. We will examine portions of his prose, including his oft-quoted poem "If" , as well as segments of his novel. This week, we will also look at the works of Phillis Wheatley,   

Week three (3)
Jack London was self-taught creative genius, who believed "writers had to do more than read good writers,' these writers were to be studied. We will delve into Jack London's literary style and his natural writing style. Since he did not receive any formal literary training; in his writing style was developed by studying the qualities of good writers. Jack London's writing still resonates with us and is studied in many schools. In this class we will study the style of London by examining portions of his sort stories and novels. including "Call of the Wild," "Sea We will also look at the works of Langston Hughes who was a prolific writer who learned to write by reading the works of great writers. His writing style is simple, but engaging. 

Week four (4)
We will examine the works of Sherman Alexie, Gabriela Marquez and Amy Tan. We will look at their short stories and portions from their novels.  This week we will also review the writers we have studied and  discuss which writing styles jellies with our individual writing style. 

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Cheryl Carter Creative Classroom
Lives in the United States
Creative , Cultural & College Prep Classes
133 total reviews
131 completed classes

About Us

Collegiate Learning instructors (AKA Cheryl Carter Creative Classroom) teach writing, reading, publishing and critical thinking skills to K-12 students. The mission of Collegiate Learning is to prepare learners to do well in higher education.... 
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