Creative Writing Course for Teenagers

TUTOR: 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.

This online creative writing course for teenagers is a perfect starting point for young people
who want to learn how to get started on their creative writing journeys, by learning the fundamentals.

DURATION: 6 weeks

Start Date: June 29th, 2022 – 1 place remaining

Our creative writing courses for teenagers are in huge demand and are filling up very quickly, so we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

FEE: £120

You don’t have to be online at any particular time or day. Instead, this creative writing course for teenagers is carried out through email correspondence, so you can read the notes
whenever it suits you. There will be weekly notes and assignments over the course of six
weeks. Your tutor will read each assignment and provide written feedback.

Note: The tutor will email you on the course start date with your first module; please check your Spam/Junk folder for this email.

This is a course for teenagers.

When you have processed the payment, please email us at with the student’s name and age.

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.

PAYMENT/REGISTRATION: Please note that we do not require you to fill out a registration form. Instead, please click on the ‘Check Out Securely’ button. During the payment process, you can input your name and email address. If you’re paying on behalf of the student, when you have processed the payment, please send the relevant email address and name for the course correspondence to Once you have processed the payment, we will email you within 24 hours to confirm receipt.

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Our next Creative Writing Course for Teenagers course starts on 29/06/2022

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