Supportive Creative Writers Group: Writing Unique Books, Working Together.
Students will write a book from start to finish, using structures, prompts, tools and tips provided by the instructor (an author) and receiving feedback and encouragement from the instructor and from peers who are on parallel journeys.
Meredith J. Berlin
378 total reviews for this teacher
14 reviews for this class
Completed by 20 learners
learners per class
$14 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 10 weeks
55 minutes per class
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This class provides learners with support, encouragement and inspiration for writing their own book. As an instructor I offer structures and suggestions, but my most important role is that of a facilitator and a fellow author. I too will be writing a book from start to finish during the 10 weeks of our class! I know I couldn't have finished writing my first chapter book without the help of the members of my writers group. We shared tips with each other, commiserated when we had writers...
Students will work through the process of writing a book. Students will learn to give and receive structured, respectful and constructive feedback. Students will consider and practice aspects of writing such as creating compelling stories and characters, describing settings, writing dialogue, and more (please see weekly themes above).
Homework: Learners will write each week and receive feedback on the portions of their writing they choose to upload each week. Students should upload at least one paragraph, but are encouraged to upload more. The amount of time this takes will differ for each individual learner. Learners will be writing individually but will be offering structured feedback to other learners each week on the classroom page. Learners will be completing their main project (writing a book) individually. Occasionally we may do a short group writing project as a warmup during the live sessions, as it is a great way to get to know each other and find inspiration for new characters and settings.
Students will need a notebook or computer for writing assignments, and will need to be able to upload their writing to the class page between sessions. Handouts with tips for writing and resources for further study will be provided. Please note: this class is focused on WRITING a chapter book, and does not cover formatting or publishing a book, so no specific software is necessary.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Learners define their own goals for this process of writing a book, and evaluate their own progress through self-reflection. The instructor's role in this class is to provide structure, feedback and encouragement on the creative journey.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Meredith J. Berlin
Creative Drama, Social Emotional Learning, Writing, Improv & Acting and More
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
378 total reviews
639 completed classes
Hello! My name is Meredith. My favorite thing to do is CREATE in community, and that includes collaborating with my community of learners here on Outschool. I love providing students with tools to communicate effectively and tell stories through...