Jessica Miller is a children’s writer from Brisbane. Her first novel, Elizabeth and Zenobia, was shortlisted for the Text Prize and the Readings Prize and was a CBCA Notable Book, as was her second book, The Republic of Birds. Her third novel, The Hotel Witch will be released in February 2023. She has taught creative writing for adults and children in Brisbane, Berlin, and London.
Start Date:9th January 2024
Duration: 6 Weeks
Places Remaining: 2
Unlock Your Storytelling Talent: Creative Writing Course for Teens
Are you ready for an extraordinary literary adventure? Our 6-week online Creative Writing Course for Teens is tailor-made to ignite your imagination, unleash your inner storyteller, and elevate your writing skills. This immersive course offers expert guidance, interactive learning, and the flexibility to nurture your creative spirit.
As a young writer, you’ll receive personalized feedback from our experienced instructors, ensuring the development of your unique voice and writing style. Our carefully curated curriculum covers a diverse range of topics, from crafting unforgettable characters to mastering the art of description, empowering you to tap into your limitless potential.
Enjoy the freedom to learn at your own pace with no set class times, seamlessly fitting the course into your busy day. Our instructors, based in Australia, bring their wealth of knowledge and experience to students from around the globe.
Upon course completion, you’ll not only have a treasure trove of new writing tools and techniques at your disposal, but you’ll also have lifetime access to the course materials, allowing you to revisit lessons and refresh your knowledge whenever inspiration strikes.
What to Expect in this Course:
Each week, students will complete a written assignment and receive personalized feedback from their dedicated online tutor. We recommend dedicating approximately 2-3 hours per week to the course, with new modules released weekly as text lessons. No set class times mean you can work on assignments whenever it suits you. The first module will be emailed to students on the course start date (please check your SPAM folder).
With high demand for our courses, early registration is advisable to secure your spot.
Week One – Start Where?
Ask any writer, and they’ll tell you that getting started is often the most difficult part. The greatest idea of all-time pops into your head, only for a blank page to glare back. For week one of the beginners course, we will ease some of the pressure by setting ourselves meaningful writing goals. By lessening that fear of putting pen to paper, we will make writing feel not only possible, but successful.
Week Two – Inspiration Is Everywhere
A cat sniffing your bowl of cereal. An unexpected text message from an old friend. In module two we will take inspiration from our surroundings to help generate and develop our writing ideas. You will begin to understand how anything can find its way into a story.
Week Three – Characters That Come Alive on The Page
Week three of our online writing course will look into more than just interesting description and dialogue. We will delve into the idea of complex characters, narrators and speakers of stories. By using a variety of tips and tricks, you will create a character that both you and your reader can truly invest in.
Week Four – If in Doubt, Describe
Module four will present how description can both set a scene and turn it on its head. Think: carefully placed sensory details and zooming in and out of the action unfolding. We will explore a variety of these techniques to allow your writing to truly leap off the page.
Week Five – Structure, Structure, Structure
This week we lay out what is happening in your story, when, and where. We will explore how learning the rules, only to break them, can work powerfully when it comes to the structure of a story, and how unexpected twists and turns can surprise both writer and reader.
Week Six – What We Did, What We Will Do Next
For the final module of the beginners creative writing course, we will reflect on all that we have achieved (no matter how seemingly small). We will then look ahead to the steps that we might take to continue writing. These might include a promise to continue revising a current story, or simply carving out space in your day-to-day life to keep going, and growing, as a writer.
Embark on Your Creative Journey:
Are you ready to embark on a thrilling journey of self-discovery, creative exploration, and literary mastery? Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to invest in your passion, unlock your creative potential, and join the ranks of the next generation of great storytellers. Register now, and let the adventure begin!