This is a wonderful curriculum. It has made my children begin to see the world in a new light.  - N.W.

LOWER SCHOOL CREATIVE WRITING

 
VIDEO: ABOUT Lower School Creative Writing

Creative Writing is the "crown jewel" of our curricula. Starting with the most basic basics which explain what "writing" is, the student rapidly develops a complete understanding of the elements of great story telling, including plotting, characterization, dialogue and action. These are thoroughly detailed, and the student is always given many exercises, in order to truly improve their understanding and skills. This part of our curricula, authored by an Emmy-award winning writer/educator, has been in very successful use for nine years. After completing the first five courses (around 2-3 years), a student may do one of our Master's courses in writing, in specialized areas such as Playwriting ; Screenwriting (TV/film) ; Poetry & Lyrics ; Novels and Short Stories ; Creative Nonfiction ; and ... More...

LOWER SCHOOL CREATIVE WRITING

Creative Writing is the "crown jewel" of our curricula. Starting with the most basic basics explaining what "writing" is, the student rapidly develops a complete understanding of the elements of great story telling, including plotting, characterization, dialogue and action. These are thoroughly detailed, and the student is always given many exercises in order to truly improve their understanding and skills, and to demonstrate expertise.

Lower School students may use our Creative Writing I, II, and III courses.

These are the same courses used in Upper School (except most Upper School students skip II). When the student moves to Upper School, he does NOT need to repeat (nor should he) any course he's already completed in Creative Writing. They are the same courses. For example, a student who completes through Creative Writing III in Lower School would start in Upper School with Creative Writing IV.

This part of our program, authored by an Emmy-award winning writer/educator, has been in very successful use for over a decade. After completing the first five courses (around 2-3 years), a student may do one of our Master's courses in writing.  They cover  specialized areas; Screenwriting (TV/film) ; Playwriting ; Poetry & Lyrics ; Novels and Short Stories ; Creative Nonfiction ; and Marketing & P.R.

Our Master's Courses can be done by serious writers who already have some real experience and interest in that field, without having done earlier Creative Writing courses.  Master’s courses are also available to professionals, as well as college and adult students, whenever they want to give them a try.

Our Creative Writing program has effectively helped many hundreds of students become "writers", even students who started out hating writing!

The end result of our Creative Writing program is a student who can express himself in his chosen "medium", be it novels and short stories, screenplays, poetry or lyrics, promo and P.R., creative non-fiction, TV writing or you name it - professionally and compellingly, with confidence, artistry and effectiveness.

To find out more about this program, please take a look at the video that you'll find toward the top right of this page.

 
 

 

Creative Writing I (1) - Start Writing!
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Creative Writing I (1) - Start Writing!

Ages 9-adult. What is Creative Writing? How does one write creatively? Find out! Our Creative Writing I course has been successfully completed by hundeds of students, and has been proven over the past seven years to jump start any student in the direction of being able to fully express their own creativity in words. ...

Creative Writing II (2) - Developing Ideas!
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Creative Writing II (2) - Developing Ideas!

For the student who wants to work on getting more and better writing ideas! A specialized course where the student expands rapidly into a creative writer. (Generally for students ages 9-10 or younger.) ...

Creative Writing III (3) - The Writer's Tools
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Creative Writing III (3) - The Writer's Tools

The course which begins an intensive study of the art and craft of writing. Plots, characters, dialogue and action...break down and master the creative elements that result in great writing! ...

Creative Writing IV (4) - Employing The Writer's Tools
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Creative Writing IV (4) - Employing The Writer's Tools

The fourth Creative Writing Course has the student apply the skills mastered in the third course, and provides the student with additional writing tools. ...

Creative Writing V (5) - The Field
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Creative Writing V (5) - The Field

For serious students ages 14-adult. Discover the many ways a writer can make a living! Learn the basics of novelizations, playwriting, screenwriting, PR (public relations), and other types of writing. What sort of writer would you like to be? Find out TODAY! ...

Creative Writing Elective - Christmas
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Creative Writing Elective - Christmas

Like all our History/Creative Writing holiday electives, our Christmas course does several things. First, it introduces the student to the history of the holiday in ways that help make it pertinent to the student today. Then, the course leads the student through the steps to authoring two original short stories about the holiday. ...

Creative Writing Elective - Hanukkah
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Creative Writing Elective - Hanukkah

Like all our History/Creative Writing holiday electives, our Hanukkah course does several things. First, it introduces the student to the history of the holiday in ways that help make it pertinent to the student today. Then, the course leads the student through the steps to authoring two original short stories about the holiday. ...

Creative Writing Elective - New Year's
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Creative Writing Elective - New Year's

A unit course all about New Years for ages 9-adult! A Creative Writing and History elective, 17 lessons strong on geography and vocabulary as well as development of writing skills ...

Creative Writing Elective - Father's Day
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Creative Writing Elective - Father's Day

A special Creative Writing / History course that helps the student (ages 9-adult) write short stories in honor of Father's Day! ...

Creative Writing Elective - Independence Day
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Creative Writing Elective - Independence Day

For ages 9-adult. After learning about the basic history of civilization itself, and about the nature of freedom and independence, the student researches their own nation's Independence Day. Then the student is walked through the steps taken to write two short stories about Independence Day. ...

Creative Writing Elective - Mother's Day
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Creative Writing Elective - Mother's Day

A special Creative Writing - History course that helps the student (ages 9-adult) write short stories in honor of Mother's Day! ...

Creative Writing Elective - St. Patrick's Day
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Creative Writing Elective - St. Patrick's Day

For ages 9-adult. A fun introduction to Irish history and art, followed by a step-by-step guide to the authoring of two original stories by the student about Saint Patrick's Day, to celebrate the day when ...

Creative Writing Elective - It's Your Birthday
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Creative Writing Elective - It's Your Birthday

Another Creative Writing/History elective, one for every day of the year. After all, on what day is there not millions of birthdays! ...

Creative Writing Elective - Halloween
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Creative Writing Elective - Halloween

This unique course teaches the student, ages 9-adult, all about the history of Halloween. As he studies, the student learns about Ireland and the early Celts, their efforts to hold on to their traditions, and how this helped give us Halloween. The student learns the history of trick-or-treating. ...

Creative Writing Elective - Valentine's Day
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Creative Writing Elective - Valentine's Day

Another in our series of History/Creative Writing electives, this unique series offers courses that explain the history of a holiday, and then offers the student a creative outlet developed from our remarkable creative writing program.  This Valentine's Day course offers two new, unique and fun additions to the program! ...

Creative Writing Elective - Thanksgiving
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Creative Writing Elective - Thanksgiving

Another Creative Writing/History elective. Thanksgiving is celebrated each year in both the United States and Canada. This elective offers creative exercises to make Thanksgiving more "real" and interesting for the student. ...

Lower School/Upper School - Creative Writing Bundle
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Lower School/Upper School - Creative Writing Bundle

A bundle of our Lower School (ages 9-10) and Upper School (ages 11-adult) Creative Writing courses. ...

  

 
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