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Write Your Novel: Creative Writing for Teens

Young writers learn how to develop, write, and finish a novel-length story, from idea to publication-ready draft. Tailored for each young writer's need, goal, and level.
Kiera Astrid, M.L.I.S, M.F.A
87 total reviews for this teacher
New class
year old learners
US Grade Level
learner per class


Charged weekly
60 minutes per class


Class Experience

Academic: I have a BA in English & Writing, an MFA in Creative Writing, and an MLIS in Library & Information Science. 

Professional: I'm a published writer who currently teaches part-time for a university as an Adjunct Professor of Creative Writing and English. As an instructor, I bring 15+ years of professional experience working as a writer or with writers as an editor or educator. My publications include public radio (CBC Radio One), three history books for children (Full Tilt Press, 2020), book and theater reviews, architectural criticism, artist profiles, and other literary journalism published in national and independent newspapers, as well as a handful of short stories and creative nonfiction pieces published in literary journals, anthologies, and magazines in Canada and the States. 
Homework is negotiable. Generally, I assign reading homework and expect learners to write at least one page between meetings. However, the amount of reading and time spent writing between meetings depends on the learner's schedule, age, and goals. The time spent outside class might be just 15 minutes per week or up to 4 hours. 
I provide written and verbal feedback on the student's weekly creative writing submission(s). Written feedback is sent through Outschool messages and classroom page. A letter grade is optional. Parent/Caregiver updates on student's progress are sent out 1x a month. 
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Kiera Astrid, M.L.I.S, M.F.A
Lives in the United States
I believe in the power of story to educate, connect, and heal.
87 total reviews
47 completed classes

About Me

Stories are magical teachers. 

Through stories we learn about ourselves, each other, and our world. We're introduced to differences and reminded of our similarities. Stories open our minds and hearts. They comfort us when our abilities or... 
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