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.
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).
Simply completing the adventure is an amazing achievement – and the glowing treasure at the end of the quest is a lifelong love of writing! The course also offers a series of OPTIONAL EXERCISES for those children who require additional creative stimulation.
These are optional, and children do not receive feedback on optional exercises. Yes, your child will receive motivation and encouragement from AWC's Yay Team on the set Story Challenge (writing task) at the end of each module if they choose to submit it.
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.
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.