Made With You in Mind
Each student will conceive and draft a short story of up to 1,200 words.
We begin with a foundational story and build from there, reading examples, working with myths and fairy tales, drafting and revising, finding moments of tension and intensity, discovering the story spine, exploring how to begin and how to end.
Students with a long story or novel in mind can focus on a shorter narrative arc with this class. Later, they can transfer what they’ve accomplished to their longer-form work.
Your student will receive individualized help to create, revise, trim, and mold their story from an expert writing coach—all in a writer's workshop environment. Just like professionals!
That means your student will
- Be able to read other students’ stories as they progress
- Read instructor and student responses to their writing
- Learn to consider audience when writing
- Get a taste of “publishing” as they submit their work
Note: While age recommendations are flexible, this is one class where we highly recommend a minimum age of 11 to participate. The pace of writing and reading in this class has proved overwhelming for younger participants.
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We want students to feel like they belong. This class features advice from famous writers and short stories by the greats. We gain inspiration and learn from their words as we go!
This class hosts a Sharing Space for students to share their work with each other and discuss books and writing.