TUTOR: Molly Ellson holds a First Class Honours degree in English Literature and has written for the likes of Dean Street Press. She is currently the assistant editor and a contributing writer at Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine. Molly loves to share her love for language and literature with others; she lived in France for a year, teaching English and creative writing to high school students, and often volunteers at her local library for the Summer Reading Challenge.
DURATION: 6 weeks
Start Date: April 28, 2021 – 2 places remaining
5:30pm on Wednesdays – 1 hour session. Start/End Date: April 28th, 2021-June 2nd, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: ‘The Lightbulb Moment’ – Ideas and Inspiration
In our first session, you’ll be discovering what it takes to transform that dreaded blank page into oodles of ideas, which are desperate to be in your next story. You’ll learn some tips and tricks on how to actively acquire inspiration from just about anywhere.
Week Two: ‘Where in the World…?’ – Setting
Week two will focus on surroundings. You’ll see how setting can completely alter the mood of your writing and how, by using the five senses, you can turn a dirty rubbish tip into an island of excitement and adventure. You will also have a go at creating your very own world.
Week Three: ‘Who’s Who?’ – Characters
In week three, you will learn how to create a character from scratch, bring it to life and love it like a best friend. You’ll also look at drawing on your experiences with the people you know to create authentic, multi-dimensional characters.
Week Four: ‘They Said What?!’ – Point of View and Dialogue
During week four, we’ll focus on the writer’s point of view and how it can affect the way a story is told. You’ll also discover different character perspectives and understand how to interweave engaging dialogue into a narrative.
Week Five: ‘Lights, Camera… ACTION’ – Plot and Structure
Week five will centre on the importance of structuring and planning a story – think beginning, middle, end. We’ll draw on examples of existing plotlines to help you understand how to build up to an exciting climax using action and conflict.
Week Six: ‘All Tied up with a Bow’
You’ll end your journey by comprising everything you’ve learnt over the past six weeks into a short story. You’ll then learn how to edit and redraft your work, with advice on how to look at your writing objectively.
PAYMENT: Please note that we do not require you to fill out a registration form. Instead, please click the ‘Check Out Securely’ button. During the payment process, you can input your name and email address which we will use to contact you. When you have processed the payment, please send the student’s name and age, as well as your chosen time to email@example.com. Once you have processed the payment, we will email you within 24 hours to confirm receipt.
If you have any further queries, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our next Online Creative Writing Course for Children (7-12) course starts on 28/04/2021
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