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want to
learn how to write stories?

You Can!

Creative Writing 1

Creative Writing Ages 8-18

Learn to write  

amazing stories or fan fiction

while having fun at the same time!

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  • pre-recorded videos 

  • Appropriate for all ages we will have different sections of the course that will cater to different age groups!

  • Get started writing a novel or short stories 

  • Craft a Spell-binding plot 

  • Invent Dynamic Characters!  

  • Get Feedback from Published Author Kate Luvara 

  • A-G / VAPA credit is available at most homeschool charter schools, as well as regular high school credit. Or just take it as a fun elective!

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I can help you Even if...

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  • You aren't sure if you'll have time.

You can spend as little as an hour a week on this class. For those who want to spend more time, we provide a ton of extra lessons, but these are optional. Also, with school being such a busy time, writing can be really great for self-care. 

  • You're not sure if your manuscript or story is good enough.

I’ve experienced huge doses of perfectionism and self-doubt, but I also know the antidote.​ EVERYONE has the ability to learn to write amazing stories, and I can show you how and make it fun!​

  • You want writing instruction that is the same quality as an in-person class, but you don't want to leave the house.

       These high-def pre-recorded videos and live-Zoom sessions are easier to see than any in-person demonstration! Also, thanks to technology, Miss Meg can even draw on a screenshot of your picture to help you make adjustments to your photo if needed. Voice recording feedback via text and live feedback over Zoom make it feel like she is in the room helping you!

  • You have already tried online classes and you are feeling the Zoom-burnout.

       If you prefer to skip the live Zoom sessions, you can just do the pre-recorded lessons. Students love being able to pause, rewind, and watch the videos whenever is convenient. ​​

We are currently offering both live-Zoom and pre-recorded classes for the price of one, sort of like a buy one get one free deal.

I've helped countless students transform from getting over writer's block  to creating their first draft for their Short Story, Fanfiction, or Novel!

 Meet  Carlee Zale! She is one of our published authors from our Creative Writing classes! 

Check out her books on these links!

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Costumes and Criminals 

The woodland animals are planning a Valentine's Day party. They want to invite Bear, but he's taking his winter nap. The friends don't know what to do. Should they have the party without him? Or should they wake him up and risk disturbing him? Here's the Link!

Maddie Hills is trying to put on a play, but someone is mysteriously ruining it. Lilly Sands is asked to figure out who it is, but it can be hard piecing together clues. Will Lilly be able to capture the criminal before it's too late? Here's the Link!

Why should you Enroll in creative Writing!?

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Unlimited Support

You never have to worry about being stuck. You'll receive unlimited and prompt question and answer help from your instructor Meg Navarro via text, email and Voxer (think walkie-talkie)! You can also choose to attend live Zoom classes with Miss Meg.

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Convenient

You can watch these pre-recorded videos on your phone, tablet, or computer from anywhere on YOUR own schedule.

You can also opt to attend the live Zoom sessions every week or whenever the mood strikes.

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Fun!

Creative writing help students develop creativity and their brain as they practice different skills than they would in most school subjects, and they'll have a fun time learning.

Meg Navarro, 
Instructor

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About Me

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I’ve been teaching art for over a decade, and my specialty is helping students learn to draw realistically while having fun! I encourage my students to not get caught up in perfectionism but rather to enjoy the process, which further unleashes creativity.

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Did
You

Art Helps You:

  1. Improve your academic performance

  2. Grow your creativity, including creative problem solving skills

  3. Gain more confidence and independence

  4. Expand your attention span and ability to focus

  5. Develop your fine motor skills

  6. Build your critical-thinking skills

  7. Increase your brain plasticity

Know?
Hover to discover surprising benefits of creative writing
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Creative Writing 1

Write a novel or short stories! Craft a spellbinding plot, invent dynamic characters, and participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) as you write your original story or fanfiction!

High School Photography is designed to be a fun, unofficially therapeutic experience, to help students learn perseverance while overcoming perfectionism, and to fall in love with writing. What other skill helps you with all of that while resulting in publishable stories  you can use to submit to writing organizations or challenges like NaNoWriMo or self publish your fan fiction to Archive of Our Own?

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In this online class, you will learn how to:

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  • Draft a novel or  create short stories!

  • Learn to create imagery with words 

  • Craft a spellbinding plot,

  • Invent dynamic characters

  • World Building 

  • and participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) as you write your original story or fanfiction!

  •  Sign up for Q&A sessions from Kate luvara a published author for a low additional fee.

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What makes this class different?

 

 Creative writing includes everything you need to reach truly remarkable

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  • Learn to write a novel or short stories! Craft a spellbinding plot, invent dynamic characters, and participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) as you write your original story, novel, or fanfiction.

  • Pre-recorded video lessons with a PDF workbook is provided, a free but amazing resource. 

  • In this flex class, there are no live meetings, so you can learn anytime, anywhere, on your own schedule within the 18 week period.

  • Recieve unlimited Q&A and support from a published author.

  • Kacie Iuvara, published author and Megapixels-Certified Instructor will give feedback on the first one thousand (1,000) words of your writing and will answer all your questions. Please expect a 24 hour response time during business hours. This response might come as written feedback or your instructor might create a video to give you feedback.

  • After this class, students can sign up for part two, where they will polish, edit, illustrate, and self-publish their writing on Amazon (optional).

  • Peer feedback is given in an encouraging sandwich format. What does this mean? Say something you like about the writing, then give an idea of how to make it better, then say one more thing you like about it.

  • Students spend the first few weeks planning their novel and on short writing assignments, which are optional. The latter part of the semester is spent writing their first draft.

  • The class size is limited to no more than 8 students so that everyone will be comfortable sharing portions of their writing to receive help and encouraging feedback from the instructor.

  • Students are encouraged to post part of their work they need feedback on inside the classroom since most often, the feedback one learner receives will also apply to the other students.

  • Students are also free to post their questions inside the classroom so the answers are shared with other students as well.

Here's what the next 18 weeks will look like!

  • Week 1: How to succeed in this class

  • Week 2: Characters

  • Week 3: Story idea

  • Week 4: Conflict

  • Week 5: Plot

  • Week 6: Setting

  • Week 7: Research

  • Week 8: Dialogue

  • Week 9: Get ready to write your first draft!

  • Week 10 - 13: Write your first draft

  • Week 14: Add a subplot

  • Week 15: About the Author

  • Week 16: Title

  • Week 17-18: Ongoing support if you need to catch up The amount of time a student spends on this class as well as their word count goal are based on the goals of the student and parent (or guardian), and we help you customize it.

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Sign Up Today
To Save Your Spot!

Enrollment in the
High School Creative Writing 1class
is open year-round, but if you want to take advantage of all the live bonus sessions, sign up today!

As you go through this course, your writing skills will skyrocket, and you’ll have a a final draft  you will feel proud to publish and even enter contests if you wish.

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She really is the best and I highly recommend her!

 

"Meg far exceeded our expectations for both the writing and art classes my kids took. She went above and beyond for each of them. I couldn't be more thrilled with her as a teacher. She really is the best and I highly recommend her!!"

-Becky Zale

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Loves his drawing class!

 

"My son loves his drawing class! He can't wait to show me what he learned after every class!"

-Rachel Mahrle

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Our daughter is having fun and learning!

 

"I always knew our daughter was creative/talented. I just couldn't figure out how to get that on paper. Ms. Navarro did just that! Not only is our daughter excelling in her artistic abilities, but she is having fun AND learning. I look forward to viewing her weekly creations and hearing about the benefits of the different "tools" she uses in class."

-Keta Thelen