Classes & Workshops

Ages: 8-11

Fiction Writing Skills (Week Three)

Instructor(s): Tracy Cretelle
Location: WAB – 740 University Ave.

Do you have story ideas in your head just waiting to be brought to the page? This class will help you craft engaging characters, scenes, and plots. We’ll look at examples from published authors to see how our favorite writers do it. You’ll learn how to create conflict, make your readers care about your characters, and how to put “show, don’t tell” into real practice on the page. You’ll also learn tricks for choosing the perfect word. You’ll create your own characters, scenes, and plots so that by the end of the week you’ll have a draft of at least one story! Students will also receive a copy of Ralph Fletcher’s book Live Writing: Breathing Life Into Your Words.

Course ID: JY13-F15