This January I am launching online writing course for children (7-12 year olds) / teenagers (11-16 yr olds) and adults:
Each course consist of ten modules. For each module I email notes and an assignment to be completed.
Once I receive an assignment, I will promptly reply with written feedback on the work and also set the next assignment. My tone will be positive and encouraging, praising what is good and asking the student to expand on what is not clear. I will also give suggestions for improvement.
My courses begin on Monday 12th January. On that day I will email the first assignment to those who are registered, and I would expect work to be returned to me ten days later, by Thursday 22nd January.
The course continues over twenty weeks with homework set every second Monday as follows:
23 rd February
If you have not registered by 12th January, you can join at a later date. As it is an online course, it is ongoing and I can be flexible with start and end dates.
I understand that sometimes a student may not be able to get an assignment to me on time (i.e. ten days later). In that case I can be flexible, however, I would envisage that the expiry date for all ten assignments to be completed is within five months (for children and teenagers). In special cases this can be extended by advance agreement. The adult course can be valid up to twelve months.
The topics (not necessarily in this order) will include:
Writing in your own way – find your voice
Setting the scene
Character creation & Showing Character through action
Beginning your story
Ending a story
The Short Story
Editing our work
I can be flexible with the content of the course, so that it can be tailor made to suit each student’s needs.
The cost for the full course (for children and teenagers) is €250, with an option to pay in two instalments of €125. The first instalment is due before the course begins, and the second instalment is due one month after the course has begun.
The cost for the adult course is €350 which can also be paid in two instalments by agreement. The adult course is valid for up to twelve months.
Payments can be made through Paypal, by bank transfer or by posting a cheque to Megan Wynne, 4 Ballustree, Loughshinny, County Dublin.
The course will be carried out by email, so students will need to type up assignments. Homework assignments can be up to 800 words long (less is fine). I would expect each student to spend between forty-five minutes and one hour per written assignment, and then time for typing up (depending on how fast he/she is).
I will read work carefully, and give written feedback on strengths and also give my suggestions for improvement.
I hope that this is clear. Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can help in any way. To book a place, please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org