Creative Writing Class for Teenagers

Tyler Paterson is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, holds an MFA in Fiction Writing from the University of New Hampshire, and is a graduate of Second City Chicago. His work has appeared in over 80 publications worldwide including The Saturday Evening Post, The Forge Literary Magazine, The Delhousie Review, Brilliant Flash Fiction, and Fresh Ink. A semi-finalist in the Aura Estra short story contest, his work has also received notable accolades from Lycan Valley, North 2 South Press, and Lumberloft. He spends most nights yelling for his cat to ‘Get down from there!’ Tyler has led writing classes for people of all ages from University students, to local communities, to remote learners. His goal is to build the confidence in writers, give them the tools to build the stories they yearn to tell, and support them along their journey. A number of past students have gone on to get their work published.
Start Date: 7th May, 2024
Duration: 6 Weeks
Fee: $190
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Unlock Your Inner Storyteller: Online Creative Writing Class for Teens

Ready to embark on an extraordinary literary adventure? Our 6-week online Creative Writing Class for Teenagers is designed to spark your imagination, unleash your inner storyteller, and elevate your writing skills. This immersive class offers expert guidance, interactive learning, and the flexibility to nurture your creative spirit.

As a young writer, you’ll receive personalized feedback from our experienced instructors; our learning environment ensures you’ll receive the feedback necessary to develop your unique voice and writing style. Our carefully curated curriculum covers a diverse range of topics, from crafting unforgettable characters to mastering the art of description, empowering you to tap into your limitless potential as a writer.

Embrace the freedom to learn at your own pace, with no set class times, allowing you to easily incorporate it into your day. Our instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table, providing invaluable insights and support to students from all corners of the globe.

Upon completion of the class, you’ll not only have a treasure trove of new writing tools and techniques at your disposal, but you’ll also have lifetime access to the class materials, allowing you to revisit the lessons and refresh your knowledge whenever inspiration strikes.

What To Expect From this Course:

Each week, students will complete a written assignment and receive personalized feedback from their dedicated online tutor. Students are encouraged to spend roughly 2-3 hours per week on each class, with new modules being released weekly as text lessons. There are no set class times, allowing students to work on the assignments whenever it suits them. The first module will be emailed to students on the start date (be sure to check your SPAM folder). With the high demand for our classes, we recommend early registration to secure your spot.

Class Content:

Week One – Ideas and Intros
All stories start in the same place: with an idea. This week, we will develop tools to generate story ideas that ignite the creative spark.
Week Two – Character
Most stories rely on characters to bring a reader through the tale. What makes a good character? How are they built? What do they want? This week will focus on crafting the types of memorable characters that make a story shine.
Week Three – Setting
Where a story takes place is often a major piece of the puzzle. Setting is simply more than what’s around the characters, it is a subtle way to inform the larger story. This week, we will develop ways to maximize the impact of your setting.
Week Four – Dialogue
Dialogue helps bring our characters to life. How they speak and what they say can reveal so much. This week will help you craft dialogue so that the language jumps off the page and into the ears of your readers.

Week Five – Scenes
A scene is what happens when characters, dialogue, and setting meet action. What makes a good scene? How does it unfold? This week, we will use our tools to build memorable moments to make your story shine.

Week Six – Structure
What does a full story look like? How is it built? This week, we will look at a basic 5-point structure to help build your story and put all of these elements together into one stunning story.

Embark on Your Creative Odyssey:

So, are you ready to embark on a thrilling journey of self-discovery, creative exploration, and literary mastery? Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to invest in your passion, unlock your creative potential, and join the ranks of the next generation of great storytellers. Register now, and let the adventure begin!

Start Date

7th May

Duration

6 weeks

Price

$190

Tutor

Tyler Paterson
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