suggested for ages 11-18
In this ambitious, project-based, creative writing elective, aspiring authors will write an original novel or long form work of their choice. Writing a novel is no small feat for most adults, but at Juni we believe that with the right instruction and coaching, middle and high school students are up to the challenge!
Through the ongoing project of writing an original novel, students build fundamental creative writing skills. At the beginning of the course, each student sets a word count goal with their instructor. Students expand their creativity by drafting scenes of their novel in almost every session with their instructors, and they practice accountability by hitting word count targets before moving onto subsequent modules. Along the way, students learn and apply the foundational elements of novel writing, including character development, narrative structure, setting description, plot creation, and dialogue craft. This course is open to middle and high school students.
This course typically takes 4-7 months to complete. This depends on the target word count the student sets for their final project, their dedication to their writing, and their availability to work on their novel outside of sessions.
NW1 Course Overview & Goal Setting
NW2 Developing a Protagonist and an Antagonist
NW3 Novel Drafting: Introducing Your Characters
NW4 Generating Conflict
NW5 Novel Drafting: Setting the Scene
NW6 Structuring Plot
NW7 Character Development
Check In #1
NW9 Describing Setting
NW10 Writing Dialogue
NW11 Novel Drafting: Conflict
NW12 Novel Drafting: Falling Action & Resolution
Check In #2