Writing Skills: Creating Art With Words
In this ongoing writing course, learners will bloom as authors as they develop writing skills, learn to edit, and grow through sharing their work.
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Once per week
over 4 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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This 4-week course will meet once a week. Students will learn the craft of creative writing through a variety of exercises, collaborations with other students, and demonstrations of techniques. They will then apply what they learn as they write their own short stories and poems. Students will have an opportunity to read their work to the class to receive positive critiques. This will develop the skill of receiving and giving feedback while being honest, respectful, and kind. The goal is to...
Students will learn to write a rough draft, edit their work, and finish a creative writing project. They will learn to identify and use active and passive voice, how to develop characters and write dialogue, and how to write effective descriptions.
I am an author, with books published in both fiction and non-fiction genres. I am also a professional artist. I consider words to be as much of an artistic tool as paint and brushes. As a child, I loved to write stories and poems; I even enjoyed the writing assignments in school. In college, I studied psychology and biology, but I loved English so much that I took literature and creative writing classes just for the fun of it. I ended up with a degree in psychology with a concentration in English and biology. (Facepalm: I later discovered that I was just three credits shy of earning a degree in English, too.) I have a deep love and respect for the power and potential of words. I am excited to help fellow word artists release their creative energy and use their words to change the world around them.
Students can work on their writing projects outside of class. This is not mandatory, but they can finish or refine a writing element in preparation for the next class.
Students will need a pen and paper or writing software on their computers. I will present the option of using free editing apps.
There will not be an assessment.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
We will look at a free writing app called Grammarly and a collaborative writing tool called Gimkit Ink.
Maria BowieWelcome Fun-loving, Creative-minded, Knowledge-hungry, Fearless Adventurers. Enter your world of learning and self-discovery.
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78 completed classes
Hello Creative Minds, Knowledge Seekers, Adventure Lovers, and World Changers! I am a high-energy, fun-loving teacher who loves to interact with my students and engage their hearts and minds. I empower them to take an active role in their...