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Workshop: Write a Book with a Friend (with No Drama and Lots of Laughter)

This is a fun workshop for kids who'd like to experience the joy of writing a novel with friends but aren't sure how to do it.
Kim Purcell
32 total reviews for this teacher
New class
90 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does a "One-Time" class work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Class Experience

In this workshop, students will develop their story idea, character, setting and plot. Then they'll start writing their part of the story by writing in their unique character's voice, describing something about the character's life before the big inciting incident happens. To end the workshop, I'll give them a plan for going forward, teaching them the easiest way to work with a friend to write and finish their novel!
I have over twenty years of experience teaching kids and adults in an empowering and uplifting manner. I'm a published and acclaimed novelist, I have a journalism degree and a Masters in Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults from one of the top colleges in this field - Vermont College of Fine Arts. Also, I worked as the first curriculum director of WriteGirl LA and developed the  organization's multi-sensory and interactive approach to writing. I understand how sensitive the creative process can be, and I honor every one of my student's efforts. My goal is always to make my students feel more joyful and empowered by using their own unique voice to tell stories.
Just write as much as you can! And laugh! Have so much fun with your friend that you'll want to write another book and another and another. 
Bring a strange object to the workshop as well as something that smells or has a scent and paper and markers.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
No assessment, but I'm happy to read a few pages and tell you everything I love about your writing.
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and no time outside of class.
We will use Canva with pictures to help the students think up character, setting and story ideas. Make sure that your student and their friend sign up separately and have their own computers. 
I will give them a few pages of brainstorming experiments to work on with their friend before the workshop starts so they arrive with some ideas. 


Kim Purcell
Lives in the United States
Novelist and Writing Teacher
32 total reviews
28 completed classes

About Me

I love teaching because I love helping my students feel empowered through writing. Their creative confidence grows as they write their novels and this gives me a lot of joy.  

My classes are fun and inclusive. I have over twenty years of... 
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