Creative Writing Course for Children

With Molly Ellson. Starting 18/05/2022

Start Date: 18th May 2022

2 places remaining

This online creative writing course for children is for 7-12 year old students. The student doesn’t have to be online at a set day or time, so the course will fit into the student’s schedule.

There are six modules over the course of six weeks. The student will receive weekly notes, tips and assignments to help them. The tutor will read each assignment and the student will receive written feedback on the assignments.

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

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 of the online creative writing course for children, 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 inspiration from your own experiences 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.

‘We really really enjoyed the online creative writing course for children. Thank you so much for your patience.’ Jagruti

‘Just wanted to say thank you for a great course. Tamara thoroughly enjoyed it.’ Ricky

If you have any further queries, you can check out our Frequently Asked Questions or email us at info@creativewriting.co.nz.

Our cancellation/refund policy may be viewed here.

 

About The 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 a shadow writer for Writing East Midlands and was the assistant editor and a contributing writer at Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine. Molly loves to share her passion 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.

 

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Course Details

  • Start Date: 18/05/2022
  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Price: 240 NZD