Once per week
over 6 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does a "Multi-Day" course 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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Have you ever read a book and fell in love with a character? Have you ever read a book and hated the characters? Were they underdeveloped or not developed? Were you able to connect with the character? Did the character contribute nothing to the story? Did you ever say I could have written that character better? I would have changed this or that and the story would have been so much better. Would you like to learn the steps to creating a lovable protagonist or an antagonist that people love to...
I want to teach young people how to tap into their natural writing abilities. I have been a writer most of my life and took several writing courses in the last seventeen years. Six books, including three Young Adult, two Middle-grade and one Women's devotional are published. I also have contracts for publication of three more Middle-grade books. I also have several works in progress and plus many ideas waiting to be written. All children have artistic talent, be it writing, drawing, singing, acting or any number of other ways to express themselves. As a writer myself I think I can help young people discover and explore their talents either for personal use or public consumption someday.
Session One: I will work through a character questionnaire with the students and the homework will be to take the questionnaire and start to create your own character. Session Two: Homework will be to write two paragraphs: 1. Explore the characters current outlook (before the start of the story). How did the character come to it? What is her goal? What does she expect to happen? 2. After the event: What is the character’s new worldview? So two paragraphs: What formed the worldview? And: What upended the worldview? Session Three:Homework: Students will write a scene where the character‘s world is upended and they are launched toward a choice to go on or forget about what they want the most. They will set up the main conflict for the story or a conflict that keeps readers reading until they reach the main conflict. In other words they will define the inciting incident. Session Four Homework: Students will refine their characters based on the discussion in class. They will also consider their settings and beginnings of plot.. Session Five Homework: Using a plot roller coaster the students will plot out their story and begin writing. Session Six: Write your stories and enjoy your summer.
I will supply links to any handouts that are used for the class. Student must supply pen and paper or a computer and their vivid imaginations.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Writer/Author Wanting to share the magic of writing
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
30 total reviews
88 completed classes
I want to teach young people how to tap into their natural writing abilities. I have been a writer most of my life and took several writing courses in the last seventeen years. Six books, including three Young Adult, two Middle-grade and one...