Creative Writing course
This course contains 6 lessons. One lesson per week per 6 weeks.
This online Language-Club has the aim to teach kids how to create stories and magical worlds from a white piece of paper. Lots of kids have fantasy and ideas but don’t know how to use their amazing qualities and create something beautiful.
Every week we will answer a different question: who, what, when, where and why. The very last lesson we will see our books finished, illustrated and ready to be read. Each child will receive their own e-book on the last lesson.
- 1 story
During the first lesson, we will start talking about the writer’s role: who is a writer, what does a writer do and what do people need to become a writer? After that, we will focus on the first of the five questions we need to answer to create a proper story: in this case, we will answer to the question WHO? Who are the main characters of the story? Are there any antagonists? We will try to choose together our protagonists in between many and many options.
EXERCISE: For next week CHOOSE your characters and draw them to have a clear idea on how do they look like!
Send me you ideas AT LEAST few days before next lesson!
- 7 Language Clubhouse characters
This lesson will be intensive because we will focus on THE PLOT. Now, that our little writers have their characters, we need to understand WHAT do they do and how did they meet. This is the reason why, today’s question is WHAT? We will need to decide how the story starts, who are our characters, how did they meet. And, only after, we will work on the description of our characters (physical, special information we need to know about them, temperament). As we are creating the plot, we will focus on 4 main points: the start, the problem or change, the solution and how the story ends. Today, we will also understand which type of story our little writers are creating: love story, adventure, fairy tale, horror story…
- A Place
During the third lesson, we will first talk about the characters and plot, making sure we are all ready to go ahead and that our ideas are crystal clear! After that, we will focus on the place or the places our plot is set in. So, today’s question is: WHERE? Where does our story start? Do our characters travel or stay always in the same country/city/state?Where is our story set in? In a city, in the water, in the universe? We will also focus on how to describe a place. The main characteristics we have to think about are: colours, perfumes, noises, special features, habits and history of the place.
- 1 assignment
After having answered to the questions WHO, WHAT and WHERE, it is time to answer to the fourth question: WHEN? When does everything is happening? In the present, in the past or in the future? It is important to know to use the right tenses and objects of the era we are talking about. Even if, our main tool is FANTASY. In our magical world, everything can happen! Let’s describe this period with some particular and special habits, languages or objects!
Today it is time to answer to our last but most important question: WHY. After an accurate wrap up about everything we did in the last weeks, we will answer to the question “WHY DID I WRITE THIS STORY?”. It is essential to know what is the message we want to send (if there is one) to the readers and which feeling we want to transmit: do you want them to be happy? To be scared? To be relaxed? Or just to enjoy a nice moment while reading? After understanding this, we will be ready to put all our pieces together and to have our story ready. Ready to be read.
During our last lesson, we will read the stories that our little writers have created and enjoy their book sharing our thoughts and happiness of this magical experience. “You are a writer. A very special one!”