My favorite course that I have been accepted into to teach creative writing is the Writing Without Words Writing Workshops. It is a 4-week workshop that focuses on the creative writing process. It is a three day class, and the writing workshops run for two consecutive days each week. It is $65 per person. I have taught this class twice and both times I have found the students’ work to be amazing.
I have heard a lot of great things about the Writing Without Words Writing Workshops. I’ve also heard a few bad things. There are some instructors that just don’t seem to care about the students, or they seem to think that the students should just be there to learn. These bad experiences have led me to wonder if these writing workshops don’t go too far.
I’ve heard a few instructors that I know of who have said that they think kids should just go out and write. I have never heard of any instructors that think that writing should be taught. I have, however, heard of some instructors who think that kids should write their own literature and then read it out of context. I do not believe that my current students should be required to work on their own writing. I think they should be encouraged to write something new.
I think it is a good idea for all of us to read a lot, especially first-graders. However, I would suggest that it is not a good idea for students to read their books out of context or to just read them by themselves.
Some teachers in the past have tried to get my students to write their own stories, but I’m not sure if I’d recommend it. Most of the stories I’ve read from the past few years have been by teens and parents. Some of these stories have made me want to jump out of my seat, but I think there’s a lot of risk involved in just writing your own story.
If my students have some knowledge of writing, like what a lot of the books they read are about, then it’s pretty easy for them to understand how your story relates to their reading.
Another issue with writing is that many of my students tend to write too quickly. Some of them are good writers, but not many. They all seem to use the same basic plot points, but I think it takes practice to actually develop your own unique style. As an added bonus, if you choose to make your own story your students will see your story in a way that makes it more relatable.
One thing that I think I’ve noticed as a creative writing teacher is that a lot of my students tend to write too quickly. Although they can come up with good stories, they’re usually too fast to show it off effectively. If they show their projects off too early, I can see them spending a long time writing their stories, which in turn takes a long time to get published.
I’ve noticed that when I write a book, I tend to write a lot of sentences. Because I have more words and fewer sentences, I tend to put my sentences to much more use in the book. When I go back and edit a book, I tend to put the words and sentences I write in my head, rather than the sentences of other people reading it. It’s like a book that I write for fun when I can’t find the space.
I guess the best way to describe this is that when you write a book, you start thinking about it every day. You also have more time to exercise your creativity and have some fun with it. I hope you found this helpful.