TUTOR: Luisa Plaja is the author of several novels for young adults as well as non-fiction, educational books and short stories published by Penguin Random House, Hachette and Raintree, among others. She has also published novels under more than one pen name. Luisa has a passion for stories and words, with a background in dictionary editing, television subtitling and linguistic technology. She has run book clubs and writing groups for children in bookshops and libraries. While working on her next books, she teaches English and creative writing online to students of all ages all over the world.
DURATION: 6 weeks
Start Date: July 1, 2021 – 2 places remaining
5:30pm on Thursdays – 1 hour session. Start/End Date: July 1st, 2021-August 5th, 2021
Note: We are currently experiencing a high demand for our online creative writing course for children. We therefore recommend that you book early to avoid disappointment.
This is a group class. Places are strictly limited to 8 participants.
This online creative writing course for children is suitable for 7-12 year olds.
The course is divided up into six modules. These are live classes through Zoom. We review the student’s work during each session, providing verbal feedback and guidance.
You don’t have to be based in the UK to take the course. We accept students from around the world!
When you have processed the payment, please email us at email@example.com with your child’s name and age.
Tutors email the Zoom invite before the course start date. If you don’t see the invite, please check your spam/junk folder.
Week One – Introduction and ideas. Why do we enjoy reading and writing? What makes a great story idea? How to use pictures and words to inspire stories. Word power: how to find the juiciest nouns, verbs and adjectives for storytelling.
Week Two – Characters. How can we invent people and make them seem real? What makes a person interesting to read about? Let’s build some story characters.
Week Three – Action. How to give a story a beginning, a middle and an end. Does your story start in the right place? What makes a great ending? How to make plotting easy and fun.
Week Four – Places. Where do stories happen? How can we make settings come to life? How to use the five senses to describe our story worlds. Writing about different worlds and times.
Week Five – Conversation. How characters talk to each other to make a story lively and entertaining.
Week Six – Polishing stories. Change your sentences to make sure they contain exactly the right words. Bring together everything from the previous weeks to make your writing shine.
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Our next Online Creative Writing Course for Children (7-12) course starts on 01/07/2021
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