Creative Writing Course for ChildrenWith Olive O’Brien. Starting 07/07/2020
Start Date: 7th July 2020
Course is currently full, however, we will contact you if there are any cancellations. Please contact us here if you’d like to us to contact you when a place becomes available.
This creative writing course for children is an online course and is suitable for 8-11 year old students.
The course is one-to-one and is carried out through email correspondence. The student doesn’t have to be online at a particular day or time.
It is divided up into six modules over the course of six weeks. The student will be given weekly notes, tips and assignments to help them. There is one assignment every week. Olive will read each assignment and the student will receive written feedback. However, the main thing is for the student to have fun when writing!
Module 1: We’ll look at the five senses: sight, sound, touch, taste and smell and the importance of observation when writing. We’ll also look at the importance of reading.
Module 2: Characters. The notes and assignment will allow students to build a character including a physical description, background, interests, dislikes, etc.
Module 3: Setting. If you think of a character in a book, they are in a setting, in a certain place or time. This module will show students how to use a setting for a story.
Module 4: Plot and endings. When you’re writing, there will be a plot, with a beginning, middle and end. Readers will want to find out what happens to the characters. We will also examine endings, which can often be the most difficult part of a story.
Module 5: Dialogue. This will include tips on how to write effective dialogue, as well as guidelines on dialogue layout and punctuation.
Module 6: How to revise a story.
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