Are you passionate about writing stories? If so, then this course is for you! In these classes, you will learn how to bring your stories to life on the page, participating in group discussions, interactive activities and individual exercises to help you turn your ideas into truly believable plots.
Working with a concept: This first session will teach students how to find inspiration for their stories. They will be taught how to unlock their imaginations and take inspiration from everyday observations. These skills will then be used to build sturdy story foundations, turning flat ideas into exciting, three-dimensional plots.
Atmospheric settings: In this session, students will learn how to create believable settings. They will be shown how to step inside a story and bring their settings to life using various language techniques. Students will also learn how to create atmospheres by placing themselves in the minds of their readers.
Three-dimensional characters: The third session will show students how to dive into the minds of their characters. This lesson takes students beyond basic character development, teaching them how to give real depth to their characters. Students will draw upon real-life experiences and will also be able to study extracts from famous books.
The power of suspense: In this final session, students will learn how to build tension and suspense into their stories. This will involve a deep dive into the inner workings of a story, moving beyond dramatic plot points to learn how tension can be controlled using language, tone, sentence lengths and even punctuation.
I am an enthusiastic and patient teacher with a passion for English. I care about encouraging and inspiring my pupils, teaching them how to love English whilst also equipping them with essential skills.