It makes them realize that other kids are publishing in magazines, which makes them feel like writing is something alive and vibrant, not something dead on a page.
A place is one of the most important things to a writer.
This Creative Writing Quest guides young writers through the basics of creative writing to end up with a polished story of around 800 words.
Along the way, they’ll learn the processes that go into creating a story and complete a series of creative challenges that will build their knowledge of story craft.
Then suggest taking those stories and compiling them in a book. If you send a file to anyone, they should be able to print it without too much cost.
Or you could go to Fed-Ex and get a bound copy for even cheaper.By having your child read their story in front of their peers, they are getting an audience even closer to them than publishing in a magazine.Their peers can tell them what they think of the story, can praise them for how good of a storyteller they are.Your child will also receive handy “printables”, bonus exercises and be cheered on every step of the way by a member of AWC’s Yay Team!The Creative Writing Quest consists of 12 online modules which your child logs in and completes at their own pace (we recommend one a week, but it's up to you – you have a full year to complete them all).In the game you’re only given one minute to do it, but for kids you can let them have five minutes or so. It comes with a whole bunch of dice with pictures all over them, and you roll the dice and have to combine the pictures into a story. Whether your child absolutely loves to write or just wants to learn to write better, the Creative Writing Quest is the perfect way to do it – all online!Using a mix of video and written content, this online course will guide young writers through the fundamental techniques of writing.From that glorious "lightbulb moment" of finding an idea through to developing characters, setting and plot and finally to editing the story to be the best it can be.As well as a video from Allison, each module will include practical exercises and a story challenge, with a larger story challenge at the end.The course is hosted in an enclosed online learning space, with no interaction from strangers, so it's completely safe – and lots of fun!