Unbound: Teen Creative Writing — Syllabus

New York City classes

The syllabus varies from teacher to teacher, term to term. But many of the topics will be similar to those covered in the Online classes.

Online classes

Introduction to Creative Writing: The importance of having fun with writing. Exploration of the cornerstones of creative writing—observation, imagination, language.

Show and Tell: Understanding the difference between showing and telling. Techniques for showing—sensory, specificity, scenes.

Individuality: The power of a journal. Writing what you know. Writing what you want to know. Finding your individual voice.

Fiction: The types and forms of fiction. Where to find fiction ideas. The basics of creating a story—characters, plot, point of view.

Nonfiction: Exploration of three types of creative nonfiction writing—memoir, personal essays, narrative nonfiction. Where to find nonfiction ideas.

Getting Better: Good habits. Battling the blank page. Revision. Reading as a writer. Reasons to write.

Note: Content may vary among individual classes.