Creative Writing Course for Teenagers

With Hayleigh Burnett. Starting 30/09/2022

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

Start Date: you can sign up for and start this course any time during the year. Once you have signed up/paid for the course, your tutor will email you the first module within three business days.

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

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 with your first module within 3 business days; please check your Spam/Junk folder for this email.

This is a course for teenagers.

Week 1:  Introduction, Finding Ideas and Observation

This module introduces ideas about how to begin your writing journey and how to find inspiration to be able to write.

Week 2:  Characterisation

This module explores the various aspects of a character, including physical details, psychological details, different forms of conflict, character transformation, and the ‘show, don’t tell’ rule.

Week 3:  Point of View

This module focuses on how to write in the first person, third person limited and third person omniscient. It will also look at other factors that will help strengthen your narrative.

Week 4: Plot and Endings

This module examines plots and endings, with a particular emphasis on inciting incidents, writing a solid ending, and how to avoid cliches.

Week 5: Dialogue and Setting

This module highlights the importance of dialogue in our writing, and how setting can affect our characters.

Week 6:  Revising and Getting Published

The final module explores the importance of revision, before going into detail with tips and tricks regarding the publishing world.

If you have any further queries, check out our Frequently Asked Questions or email us at

Our cancellation/refund policy may be viewed here.

About The Tutor

Hayleigh Burnett is the Editor in Chief at Editing Fox, where she specialises in helping new authors improve their writing by offering developmental editing and copy editing. Hayleigh has a Double Bachelor of Arts where she majored in Abnormal Psychology and English Literature. She holds a Graduate Degree in Secondary English Teaching, which makes her the perfect tutor for the creative writing course for teenagers. She also holds a Diploma in Screen Production, with a particular interest in screenwriting, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Applied Marketing. She resides in Christchurch, New Zealand.


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Course Details

  • Start Date: 30/09/2022
  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Price: 299 NZD