Creative Writing for Teenagers Zoom Course In Australia | The Writing Quarter
In this creative writing for teenagers Zoom course, you will learn the fundamental skills of creative writing in a small group setting, with other like-minded writers. If you love to write but are unsure where to start, or how to develop your ideas, then this course is perfect for you.
Each week of the online course will be dedicated to a different module. You’ll engage with writing exercises set by the tutor and receive verbal feedback on any work that you’d like to share. The most important thing is to have fun with your writing!
By the end of the six weeks, you will learn how to find inspiration, create characters, come up with your own worlds, build an exciting plot and even more! Please note that this course is for teenagers.
Start Date: 5th March 2022 – FULL
TIMING: 7:00pm(AWST) on Saturdays – 1 hour session. Start/End Date: March 5th, 2022-April 9th 2022
Our teenagers courses are in huge demand and are filling up very quickly, so we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.
This is a group class. Places are strictly limited to 8 participants.
The class is divided up into six modules. These are live sessions through Zoom. There will be writing exercises and opportunities to share by reading out your work for tutor feedback and guidance. While we encourage sharing your work, it isn’t mandatory and there will never be any pressure to do so.
Tutors email the Zoom invite before the course start date. If you don’t see the invite, please check your spam/junk folder.
Outline of our Creative Writing Course for Teenagers
Week One: Ideas and Inspiration
Where do ideas come from? How do writers find their ideas? Believe it or not, this is actually one of the most difficult aspects of writing.
In week one, we will use headlines, images and mind maps to explore ways to spark your imagination and get those ideas flowing in no time.
Week Two: Bringing Your Characters to Life
During this module, you’ll find out how to build believable characters using a variety of pictures and intriguing questions which will help bring them to life.
Creating characters is one of the most important and exciting parts of writing stories, so get ready to be inventive!
Week Three: Voice, Viewpoint and Dialogue
For the third week of the course, we’ll think about voice, point of view and dialogue. But what do these words mean? Throughout this module, you’ll find out.
We’ll be looking at what ‘voice’ actually is, how the point of view you choose affects the story you’re trying to tell, and how to write engaging conversations.
Week Four: Settings
You might want to set your story in a whole other world, or maybe just in the corner shop down the road! Either way, fully-realised settings are incredibly important.
This week you’ll look at writing detailed descriptions, and learn how to use the five senses to immerse your reader in any setting you wish.
Week Five: Worldbuilding
After discovering how to create realistic settings, module five will teach you about another vital element of creative writing – building new worlds!
We will look at some of the things you need to consider when writing stories that are set in other worlds. You’ll also be practising your artistic skills with some map-drawing.
Week Six: Pin Your Plot Down
We’ve all heard the saying “every story should have a beginning, middle and end”, but what does that actually mean? For our final week, we’ll find out by exploring the dimensions of story structure and looking at how you can apply good structure to your own work.
Finally, you’ll learn some all-important tips for redrafting and editing your work to make it the best it can be.
To find out more about how our teenager’s Zoom course in Australia works, visit our FAQ page.