The Course

Dive into the magic of words and narratives with our no-sweat approach to creative writing designed especially for teens. Forget about the pressure of grades and critiques; this is all about tapping into your imagination and letting your thoughts run wild across the page. We’ll start with the basics—character creation, setting the scene, and cooking up a plot—then move on to the nitty-gritty of dialogues and descriptions. Along the way, you'll craft your own short story using easy-to-digest exercises that build your confidence and skills one step at a time.

But hey, it's not just about writing for the sake of writing; you'll learn how to harness the power of storytelling to ace school assignments, nail college application essays, and even captivate an audience on social media. Think of it as your secret weapon for communication that'll serve you way beyond the classroom. You'll finish the course with not just a collection of your own tales, but also with the know-how to engage, persuade, and inspire—no matter where life's adventures might take you. Get ready to unleash your creativity and watch your ideas come to life, stress-free and full of fun!

What you will learn

When I put this course together, I made sure to think about all the times I sat in front of a blank page, unsure of how to start. It's tough when that creative spark seems out of reach, right? So, this course is specially designed to be super approachable, kind of like a friendly nudge in the right direction. We go through exercises that feel more like games, and before you know it, you're building worlds and crafting characters like it's no big deal. I laid everything out in this crystal-clear, step-by-step format so you'll never feel lost. The goal is to not only build your confidence in your writing but to make sure you're having a blast doing it. I promise, by the end of this, you'll be amazed at how effortlessly your stories just come to life on the page, and that dreaded stress? A thing of the past!

Curriculum

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Your instructor

Tricia Goyer brings not just her expertise as a USA Today bestselling author of over eighty works to the table but also a wealth of practical, down-to-earth wisdom culled from her experiences as a mom of ten and a grandma. Her accolades, which include two Carol Awards, finalist nods for the Christy and ECPA Awards, a Retailer's Best Award, and glowing reviews from Romantic Times and Publishers Weekly, speak to her dedication to the craft of storytelling. Tricia is more than an author; she's a mentor and inspiration, consistently engaging with young writers and educators alike through avenues such as the Teach Them Diligently conferences and her own podcast, Walk It Out.

In "Storytelling Made Simple: Creative Writing for Teens with Zero Stress," Tricia channels her passion for nurturing budding talent into a curriculum designed to spark creativity and confidence in young writers. Her approach is rooted in encouragement, aiming to create a stress-free and joyful environment where storytelling is not just a skill to be mastered but a personal journey to be cherished. Tricia's teaching philosophy reflects her belief that everyone has a unique story to tell, and she is committed to helping each student find and hone their narrative voice.

Effortless

Unlock Your Inner Narrator with Ease and Fun

Inspiring

Spark Your Imagination and Start Your Writing Journey

Engaging

Dive into Captivating Story Weaving without the Overwhelm