High School Creative Writing Essentials

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If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There’s no way around these two things that I’m aware of, no shortcut….I don’t read in order to study the craft. I read because I like to read. -Stephen King

Since 1997, Gifted Writers Academy has inspired thousands of students to express themselves more effectively, creatively, and intellectually. Writers are taught different aspects of writing in concentrated detail and in a diversity of genres featuring 30 video tutorials along with written lessons designed to be fun, engaging, and informative. Learners have the opportunity to meet with one another online in the community forum to discuss their writing and participate in group critiques that focus first on the positive elements of the draft. Mentor-instructors are also available to answer questions and provide feedback. 

If you are passionate about writing and want to be with peers from around the world who share your dedication and joy for the process—this is the right program for you! The Writing Essentials classes are an opportunity to be immersed in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and drama. Students complete this course as more knowledgeable and better-skilled writer. We guarantee this is not your typical online class and have the puppets to prove it! Come join us!

Course Content

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Freytag & How To Start A Story
Character & Point Of View
Location & Time
Those Scheming Rhymes!
Meter and Rhythm
Narrative Poetry
Workshopping Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Creative Nonfiction Structure
Creative Nonfiction: Research & Memory
Workshopping Creative Nonfiction
Drama: Writing For Theatre
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