Transforming Amazing Pictures Into Beautiful Words
In this class learners will look through a collection of images and choose one that captures their interest. Then, they will use that image as the prompt to write a scene, describe a setting, or perhaps use as a springboard for a new piece of written work.
Story Not Working? Let’s Cut It Up!
In this three-week class, learners will cut up a story that they are stuck on, then use a variety of techniques to restructure it and make it stronger.
Drawing Pictures – With Only Words?
In this class learners will vividly describe a place or character. By eliminating everything else that is going on in the scene, that happened before or afterwards, or any other distraction, the result will be a snapshot or a still painting in words of the subject the author is describing.
Analyze a Short Story – For Fun!
Even the most avid readers can struggle with the skill of analyzing a work of fiction and then being able to discuss it. In this two-week class we will work through the roadblocks that make analyzing fiction intimidating and talk about ways to make it enjoyable.
Semester Course: Writing Short Bites – A Full Writing Series (11-15)
In this class, learners are going to play with words, put ideas together in amusing ways, and bring writing into a format that is easy to access. Pieces will receive short feedback each day along the way, and by the end of the eleven-week class series, learners will have a fully formed and revised story
Playing With Poetry Forms Series
This series is comprosed of classes on the Shape Poem, the
Clerihew, the Tanka, and the Haiku, as well as the Terza Rima, Villanelle, and Rondeau .
Poetry has been used for centuries to tell stories and convey emotion. Considered by many to be an art form, poetry uses words to paint emotions and images that can be read or heard. But what goes into creating a poem?
Beating Writer’s Block With Weekly Write-Ins
In this ongoing weekly workshop for either ages 11-15 or 14-18 learners are going to play with words, put ideas together in amusing ways, complete exercises, and bring writing into a format that is easy to access. While the focus will not be on completing fully polished works, we will be breaking down mental barriers, and learning to enjoy putting pen to paper or fingers to keys while working on whichever piece they choose to that week.
Components of Writing: Individual Classes
I’ve had some people inquire as to the best order to take my parts of writing classes. This is the order that I suggest taking them in, although of course they can be mixed at matched and taken piecemeal, and as many or few as you wish! Topics covered are Characterization, Setting, Plot, Scenes and Summaries, P.O.V, Dialogue, and Hooks.
Writing Short Bites – Writing Intensive
In this eight-day, two-week intensive, we will dive right in and start a new piece, and each following day learn about an apply a specific part of story writing. This intensive, for either ages 11-15 or 14-18, will help to give students the skills and tools to feel confident in learning how to write down their ideas.
Beating Writer’s Block and Other Blocks: Learning to Start and Love Writing
Starting creative works, such as stories, poetry, and creative essays can be intimidating, especially for new writers. This class for either ages 11-15 or 14-18 will help to give students the skills and tools to feel confident in learning how to write down their ideas.