Christian Young Writers Club - Ages 8-12
Seats: 20 Remaining
This club has produced national award-winning writers, assisted young authors with publishing their books and motivated talented, yet procrastinating writers to finish their novels. ADHD and special needs writers are encouraged to join. The Christian perspective and Christian markets will be explored.
30-Week Club - beginning Tuesday, October 11th at 1:30pm EST
Just $80.00 a month
- Does your child want feedback on their writing?
- Does your child choose writing over other activities?
- Is your child longing to connect with friends who are writers?
- Is your child's spare time spent writing?
- Does your child consider writing fun?
- Does your child long to be published?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, this writing club might be the right fit for your young author.
This is a "workshop" class where young writers give and receive feedback. This method especially appeals to learners who LOVE to write and want to take their writing to the next level. At its core, this class is a community of serious writers--more like a writing club. In practice, young authors will share their novels, stories, plays, poems, etc. with other peer writers and receive relevant needed guidance on plot, character development, theme, world building and various other creative writing techniques and approaches.
Members of this serious writing club have won prestigious national writing awards/contests. (See the recent list below). The club is inspired by the model of the renowned 'University of Iowa Writer's Workshop' method, an approach known to foster great writers. This proven method produces strong successful writers and helps developing young writers gain confidence and skill.
In our club, writers achieve success, especially writers who may be procrastinating on completing their novel. The synergy of being in the presence of other young authors really encourages writers. One learner received a book contract as a result of polishing their novel in our interactive community. Others have started blogs, self-published their books, and won writing contests. Our club is a fun and nonthreatening place where young writers develop their skills at their own pace. You do not have to be a polished writer to join. In fact, developing writers (even struggling) are welcome and encouraged to join the Young Author Writing Club.
This club is a casual approach to the serious muse of writing. This is a writing club and not a writing structured writing class. Pupils will not be graded on their writing; they will have the opportunity to revise their writing such that it is publishable. Connecting with other writers is also an important aspect of this club: the community of creatives is stressed because all writers will get and give feedback to one another. Special needs writers are welcome in our encouraging club. In fact, some of our best young authors have been neuro-diverse writers.
The instructor will provide positive feedback for revision, and if necessary, will meet with aspiring authors individually after writers have 'workshopped' their creative pieces. Young authors will also learn to appreciate different genres and critique their own writing as well as the creations of their peers.
The instructor is a multi-published author—not just a writing teacher, although she does teach college students creative writing. Club participants often remark how much they appreciate the advice of a multi-published author. Ms. Cheryl is patient yet encouraging and even manages to infuse a bit of humor in the class.
Young authors will enjoy developing their craft in an inspiring, informative, and illuminating environment. Come join the fun this week.
This class is for learners who LOVE to write!
This class, and our Young Adult Creative Writing class, has produced the following prestigious writing awards and achievements:
- An American Voice Finalist (Writing contest).
- Two Beta State Writing Awards (State competitions).
- A book contract with a traditional publisher..
- Scholastic Writing Award finalists (Fiction and poetry).
- Davis Young Scholars for the Gifted (for Creative Writing).
- Six local school writing awards (within learners’ schools or homeschool cooperatives).
- Anthology story inclusion.
- Flash Fiction Contest winner.
- Self-published novels (Learners also acquired skills to market their books).
While I cannot promise you your young author will make the same progress as the above, I can promise you that I will work hard with all my writers.