Creative expressive writing serves the imagination and creativity of the individual. Writing fosters self-expression and allows students to communicate their feelings and experiences on topics that matter to them through the medium of the fictional character. The act of writing focuses the curator of ideas to think deeper and confront conflicts and solve problems on behalf of their fictional characters.
This course allows the student’s creative voice to be expressed outside of the rigidly of exam preparation. The freedom to express creatively fosters emotional intelligence while honing writing skills that will serve the student across all careers.
The opportunity to be creative, to create something from the well of the imagination, can reflect and nurture emotional health.
Introduces the elements of story and story structure
Encourages and develops imagination through the creation of fictional character and settings
Explores self expression and problem solving through the development of conflict in characters
Prompts critical thinking
Cultivates emotional intelligence
Develops language versatility
Creative writing allows students to delve into their creativity using the tools at their disposal: words and imagination.
Week-by-week this creative writing course will introduce the main concepts of writing a fictional story though a series of creative exercises, text-led discussions and practice.
Introduction to Story Writing
Language as the medium
Building a Fictional Character
Observation, originality and description
Expressing emotions on the page
Where in the World?
Imagining a story setting
Past, present or future?
What’s the Problem?
Story planning and decision making
Joining the dots
Putting your story together