English

So...You Want to Write a Fanfiction!

In this 7 part course, students will learn how to tack the main elements of writing fiction through the lens of the fanfiction genre, which is where a writer uses a preexisting character or story as it’s direct inspiration.
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45 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 7 weeks

12-17

year olds

3-12

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
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will learn how to use a preexisting fandom (story and/or set of characters) to practice and build their skills in creative writing in the areas of plot, characterization, and setting/world-building.
The teacher is an experienced English as a second language instructor, preschool director, and published author of short fiction and poetry. She specifically used the genre of fan fiction to build her own skills in creative writing, so this particular method of practicing is her own original style to share. 
Students can expect to spend about a half-hour to an hour each week on homework. Homework will involve writing one or two paragraphs, some descriptive paragraphs, others “scenes” (small piece of a story) centered on the week’s area of focus. Homework will follow the following schedule:

Week 1: Choose your fandom and write a paragraph disclosing the chosen fandom and why you chose it.
Week 2: Write descriptor paragraph and 100-word scene focused around CHARACTER.
Week 3: Write descriptor paragraph and 100-word scene focused around PLOT. 
Week 4: Write descriptor paragraph and 100-word scene focused around SETTING-TIME.
Week 5: Write descriptor paragraph and 100-word scene focused around SETTING-PLACE.
Week 6: Write descriptor paragraph and 100-word scene focused around GENRE & TONE.
Week 7: Write a 250-500 word short story using the skills you have gained in all areas. 
Notebook and writing utensil for notes and writing practices. (Nothing fancy, they have them at Dollar Tree)
Participation based informal assessment along with written feedback of all submitted homework.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.

Teacher

Jerrica MagillCreative Writing & Cooking Teacher; English & Math Tutor
8 total reviews
18 completed classes

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