TUTOR: Emma Pass has been making up stories for as long as she can remember. She wrote her first novel – a sequel to Jurassic Park – when she was 13 in maths lessons with her notebook under her work. She used to be a library assistant but now works a full-time writer. Emma is autistic and owned by a very naughty retired racing greyhound called Auburn. She has written two World War 2 romances, both published by Aria Fiction: Before the Dawn (2022), based around the events of D Day, which reached the finals of the Romantic Novel Awards, and The Girl From Norway (2023), set in Shetland and Norway. She also writes for teenagers and children, and has won two awards for her YA novels, as well as being nominated for the Carnegie Medal.
Start Date: 3rd April 2024
Duration: 6 Weeks
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Ignite Your Inner Storytelling Talent: Creative Writing Course for Teens
Get ready to ignite your inner storytelling talent with our 6-week online Creative Writing Course for Teens. This course is designed to take you on an extraordinary literary adventure, sparking your imagination, empowering your inner storyteller, and elevating your writing skills to new heights. With expert guidance, interactive learning, and the flexibility to nurture your creative spirit, this immersive course is the perfect choice for young writers.
You’ll receive personalised feedback from our experienced instructors to help develop your unique voice and writing style. Our carefully curated curriculum covers a wide range of topics, from crafting unforgettable characters to mastering the art of description, allowing you to unlock your boundless potential as a writer.
Embrace the freedom to learn at your own pace, with no set class times, seamlessly fitting the course into your already busy schedule. Our instructors, based in the UK, bring a wealth of knowledge and experience, providing invaluable insights and support to students from around the globe.
Upon course completion, you’ll not only have a toolkit of new writing techniques but also enjoy lifetime access to the course materials, enabling you to revisit lessons and refresh your skills whenever inspiration strikes.
What To Expect From this Course:
Each week, students will complete a written assignment and receive personalised feedback from their dedicated online tutor. We recommend dedicating about 2-3 hours per week to the course, with new modules released weekly as text lessons. No set class times mean you can work on assignments at your convenience. The first module will be emailed to students on the course start date (please check your SPAM folder). With high demand for our courses, early registration is advisable to secure your spot.
Module One: Ideas and Inspiration
Where do ideas come from? How do writers get ideas? Believe it or not, this is actually one of the hardest things about writing. Using headlines, images and mind maps, we’ll explore ways to spark your imagination and get those ideas flowing.
Module Two: Bringing Your Characters to Life
Creating believable characters is one of the most important parts of writing stories. In this module, you’ll find out how to build characters using pictures and questions which will help bring them to life.
Module Three: Voice, Viewpoint and Dialogue
It’s time to think about voice, point of view and dialogue. But what do these words mean? This week, you’ll find out by looking at what ‘voice’ actually is, how the point of view you choose affects the story you’re trying to tell, and how to write dialogue.
Module Four: Settings
Fully-realised settings are important too, whether your story is set in another world or in the corner shop! This week you’ll look at description, and how to use the five senses to bring your settings alive.
Module Five: Worldbuilding
Another important part of creative writing, especially now you’ve looked at creating realistic settings! This module looks at the elements you need to consider when writing stories set in other worlds, and you’ll be practicing your artistic skills with some map-drawing, too.
Module Six: Pin Your Plot Down
We’ve all heard the saying “every story should have a beginning, middle and end”, but what does that actually mean? In this final module, we’ll look at the basics of story structure and how you can apply it to your own work. Finally, we’ll look at tips for redrafting and editing your work.
Embark on Your Creative Odyssey:
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!