Creative Writing and Publishing
for High School Credit
Fall Semester 2018
with Author and Educator Jan May
12 Weeks Starts August 29
1pm CST 60 minutes
Learn the foundations of writing fiction and how to craft an unforgettable story with realistic characters, subject research and poignant themes. Whether you like fantasy, action or drama come and deepen your writing!
In this class we will explore character arcs, sensory writing, plot twists and lots more! Learn how to edit and format your story for online self-publishing on Lulu.com.
Lots of fun writing exercises during class and interaction with other teen writers! Receive critiques and grow in your craft. If you want to develop your fiction stories, this is the class for you!
There will be two 5-7 page stories assigned throughout the semester and weekly writing homework that strengthens the fiction writing craft lasting approximately 45-60 minutes each.
The self-publishing portion (last 3 weeks) is optional. Students who do not wish to participate will have regular homework instead.
Students with Works in Progress may bring them to work on throughout this class.
Subject content must be approved by the teacher and must remain PG 13. This is a Christian based class so no writing of zombies, vampires, ghosts or witches, or anything with the point of view of death or demonic supernatural beings. Mythological creatures are ok as well as elves, and other types of beings from the Lord of the Rings. Blurring the lines between good and evil is not acceptable as a Christian worldview will be upheld.
Why Take a Creative Writing Class?
- Great way to earn high school English Language credit
- It’s a great way to supplement a current Language program by mixing things up.
- Creative Writing is a fun way to develop writing skills
- It also helps teens self express
- A student will learn to self publish for the aspiring young authors
- Helps students become better creative non-fiction writers