Many book lovers dream about writing their own story. Are you one of them? Join me for this pre-recorded class where students will write a novel and prepare to seek traditional publication. In twenty 25-30 minute sessions we'll explore aspects of the writing and publication process including:
-plot, character & setting development
-techniques for completing the first draft
-receiving, giving & implementing editorial feedback
-revising, revising, revising!
-writing contests & writing groups
-how to research and query a literary agent
-an in-depth look at the publication process
Interested students should enjoy reading and the creative process. They may expect 5-6 hours of homework per week with an increased time investment during the drafting stage of the writing process. If they complete assignments according to the syllabus schedule they will draft and revise a 50,000 word novel by the end of the course.
Content suitable for adult and high school writers.
Student Supplied Textbooks:
-NaNoWriMo Young Novelist Workbook for High School(downloadable pdf or hardcopy)
This seminar style course will read and discuss the Christian imagination as seen in the literature of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Dorothy Sayers, G.K. Chesterton, and George Macdonald. On sixteen alternating weeks, students will attend 60-minute streaming seminars during which we will discuss the themes of our readings in light of the Christian imagination. In addition, students will have the option to complete related writing assignments explained by video uploads.
During the year, you will:
In an effort to keep tuition low, editorial feedback and grading will only be available at a la carte pricing. The class is open to middle school students after discussion between teacher and parent. Class runs September 2020-May 2021. Wednesdays at 9AM PST.
Cost - class only: $300
Cost - class plus grading/evaluation for 6 standard written assignments (3 creative/3 academic): $450
Additional graded assignments: $25 per assignment
Syllabus /schedule only: $50
Upon purchase student will receive downloaded syllabus and can expect to be contacted via email with additional course information and access.
Student Supplied Textbooks (any edition of unlinked books is fine):
-The Man Who Was Thursday, by: G.K. Chesterton
-Out of the Silent Planet, by: C.S. Lewis
-Perelandra, by: C.S. Lewis
-That Hideous Strength, by: C.S. Lewis*
-Phantasties, by: George MacDonald*
-The Princess and the Goblin, by: George MacDonald
-The Princess and Curdie, by: George MacDonald
-Whose Body?, by: Dorothy Sayers
-The Man Born to Be King, by: Dorothy Sayers
-The Fellowship of the Ring, by: J.R.R. Tolkien
-The Two Towers, by: J.R.R. Tolkien*
-The Return of the King, by: J.R.R. Tolkien*
*optional advanced-reader texts
This course teaches students how to strengthen their academic writing skills and is designed to meet you at any place in your writing journey. Whatever your skill level, learning and applying these concepts will improve your writing skills. Students will have access to twenty-eight 25-30 minute video lessons with Marissa and course materials through a linked syllabus.
During the year, you will:
Cost - class only: $100
Cost - class plus grading/evaluation: $500
Student Supplied Textbook: