How to Use This Course
Do you have a child who loves to write? How about a reluctant writer? Creative Storytelling incorporates activities to engage them both. The course begins with a look at what creative writing is and then moves into character development, plot development, setting, and more. Students will have the foundation for a book or story in place when they complete the class.
Each weekly Creative Storytelling lesson is broken into two separate lessons. Each lesson continues building on a concept being explored and gives the student time to write imaginatively on a wide variety of topics and in a broad assortment of styles. From completing detailed character charts to writing their autobiography, writing a short story, or drafting a letter for a great grandchild, these writing lessons are wonderful ways to engage even the most reluctant writers.
- Lesson One: What is Creative Writing?
- Lesson Two: Techniques
- Lesson Three: Details on Character Sketch
- Lesson Four: More Details on Your Character
- Lesson Five: More Details on Your Character
- Lesson Six: Character’s Interaction with Others
- Lesson Seven: Character Sketch Wrap Up
- Lesson Eight: Beginning of a Plot
- Lesson Nine: Creation of a Complex Plot
- Lesson Ten: Two Common Plot Structures
- Lesson Eleven: Identifying Plot Structure in Your Life Events
- Lesson Twelve: Using a “W” Plot Structure in Your Life Events
- Lesson Thirteen: Settings
- Lesson Fourteen: Writing Exercise
- Lesson Fifteen: Eight-Point Story Arc and Writing Your Story