Creative Writing

Creative Writing

Welcome to the Creative Writing web page.





Creative Writing is a one-semester course open to all students. This class is proposed for beginners as well as serious writers who want to explore the pleasures and rigors of writing creative non-fiction, fiction, poetry and drama. Throughout the semester numerous writing exercises, reading and discussing one another’s writing in workshop format and developing a portfolio of writing will be required. Writing assignments and analyzing examples of creative writing from the textbook will also be required. All students can expect a fun, supportive, hardworking and productive class atmosphere that encourages experimentation and constructive criticism. The emphasis is on literary development as both a reader and a writer.

Class Objectives/Goals

This course will enhance the students’ ability to do the following:

  • To understand the importance of elements of the craft: image, voice, character setting and story
  • To identify imaginative writing genres: creative non-fiction, fiction, poetry and drama
  • To read examples of published creative writing (creative non-fiction, fiction, poetry and drama), as well as examples of student works.
  • To develop skill in writing and revising creative non-fiction, fiction, poetry and drama
  • To practice and develop discussion and analysis skills through written and oral assignments
  • To learn self-motivation for developing your writing from an idea into a polished final draft
  • To appreciate the development and revision processes of creative writing


Units of Study

  • First Quarter:
    • The Short Memoir
    • Poetry
    • Fiction

  • Second Quarter:
    • The Short Story
    • Drama




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