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Creative Writing (Summer 2023)

Time limit: 61 days
1 credit

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Special Summer Course - Starts June 1st

Course Overview


This is a special Summer 2023 version of the regular IUHS Independent Creative Writing course. It is intended to be completed in 8 weeks, beginning on June 1 and ending on August 1, and will feature rapid grading and enhanced teacher feedback.

This course will lead you through a discovery of the creative process and an examination of the elements and techniques of writing. You will get repeated opportunities to experiment, to give written expression to the individual creativity that is so uniquely and so naturally yours.

While there are several kinds of fictional writing, this course will focus on the basic elements of the short story. Through a step-by-step process, you will be introduced to the basic ingredients of the short story, provided with “warm-up” activities, and offered opportunities to create short stories of your own. Specific elements of creative writing that are explored and developed include characterization, setting and plot, conflict and point of view, as well as mood, theme and tone.

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At least one year of high school English. Recommended for Juniors and Seniors.

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