Writing the Worlds You Imagine - Ongoing
In this ongoing class, writers continue drafting and building out their stories, novels, video games, poetry or other projects through weekly writing prompts and peer feedback sessions.
US Grade 8 - 11
This class is for those interested in exploring the many facets of writing their story ideas onto paper, in whatever format the story needs to take: novels, epics, screenplays, video games, etc. We are a group of writers that love to write, to support each other through plot knots and the occasional writer's block, and, most of all, storytelling. Each session is structured to be workshop-style and highly interactive, containing three parts: 1) Discussion of writing topic - Writers are...
Learners will learn various creative writing strategies from both myself and their peers through practicing visualizations, prompt exercises, and peer feedback. Learners will also gain confidence in their writing, world-building, presentation, and feedback abilities.
Homework OfferedIt's recommended learners continue drafting or working on their creative writing projects between sessions, using the techniques or ideas/suggestions picked up from class. At least 1-4 pages is recommended to establish a strong writing habit. These pages don't necessarily have to be drafts or full narratives, they can be world-building notes, character sketches and profiles, plot outlines or mindmaps, drawings, maps...whatever the writer feels is necessary for their own work.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
0The Google suite, specifically Google Docs and Slideshows, is recommended, though not necessary for participation.
Due to the nature of prompt writing, learners often write about fantastical images, creatures, or spirits and magic. Weapons and battle scenes may come up as well. Writers are asked to provide a content warning and show their debatable drafts to the instructor privately for approval before presenting it for feedback to a mixed-aged group.
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Meet the teacher
Greetings! Thank you for being here. I'm Teresa Purugganan, pronouns she/they. You can call me Ms. Purugganan (poo-roo-gah-naan). I ask that you please do not shorten it to "Ms. P" as this name has survived a long history of colonization of my...
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Live video meetings
2-7 learners per class