Masters School of Art

Christian Center for the Arts

Beginning Creative Writing

 

 

Level: 1, Age Requirements: 13 & Up, Format: Classroom; Lab/Computer (possible outside of class time), Instructor Permission Required: No

 

DESCRIPTION:

This class will teach students how to write creative short stories. They will learn the Do’s and Don’ts of the creative writing process. This class requires a lot of in class writing assignments.

 

OBJECTIVES:

To learn how to brainstorm ideas and to get those thoughts onto paper.

SUPPLIES:

A small USB drive to store their writing assignments is recommended. The school will provide all other supplies needed for this class.

 

REGULAR SCHOOL HOURS:

Check schedule to determine time of class. Students are responsible for showing up on time and making work up outside of class. There may be a little outside class time needed to complete writing assignments, but most assignments will take place during regular class hours.

 

CODE OF CONDUCT:

Students will not be graded (unless in college); however, they will be evaluated on their ability to follow directions and complete assignments.

 

HOW TO SUCCEED:

To be successful in this class, students need to be open to discussion in what they write. And to remember that the most effective way of becoming a successful writer is to just write, write, write!

 

Creative Writing - Class Description

Evie Fishkin, Instructor

 

Level: Int/Adv; Age: 14 & Up

 

DESCRIPTION:

Learn to Write

Basic Elements to Good Writing

The Importance of a Good Hook & How to Develop Good a good Hook

Making a Page Turner…Secrets to Keeping Your Reader, Reading.

Showing, Not Telling

Character Study

Developing a Plot...The Plot Pushes the Story Forward

Good Ending

Basic Editing

Getting Your Writing Published: Writing Competitions

Designing Your Story Cover

 

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Final Assignment: Short Story of a 1000 Words