This course covers the fundamentals of creative writing from description to plot to form. Together we’ll find the fun when writing in a classroom setting and understand how to get good marks for creative writing. Students will get individual feedback on their work. All confidence levels welcome!
Wednesday 2nd February at 3:45 PM 60 mins
Session 1: Students tackle one of the crucial features of creative writing: describing settings in an interesting and purposeful way. Students will get nifty tips and tricks to help them plan answers, and will master key skills like multi-sensory descriptions and varying their sentence structure to craft more compelling descriptions
Wednesday 9th February at 3:45 PM 60 mins
Session 2: This week students will get to grips with describing characters in an interesting and subtle ways. They will learn how showing rather than telling can allow their writing to be more sophisticated. They will also deconstruct examples of character descriptions to see how details of characters can be woven into their work more subtly, which will then help them write their own character descriptions in the lesson.
Wednesday 16th February at 3:45 PM 60 mins
Session 3: In session three we break down the building blocks of a plot. Students will discuss what makes an effective opening and ending to a story, and will choose the plotting structure that best suits them to plan a story.
Wednesday 23rd February at 3:45 PM 60 mins
Session 4: In this final session we'll discuss the different ways form can be used when writing in a classroom setting. This session also looks at the realities of writing in a classroom, including what to do when you get a boring prompt, what to do when you feel stuck, and how to manage your time.
A Cambridge Graduate, with an MA in Creative Writing, and seven years teaching experience. Committed to making learning English fun and creating a teaching environment that rewards curiosity and is adapted to the needs of the student.