Writing about Literature

Do you like to write and read stories? Are you ready to improve your writing skills? This course will help students prepare for high school English classes. Understand academic writing! Read and analyze short stories and poetry! Write your own compositions! Topics include: the writing process, essay structure, thesis statements, brainstorming, outlining, writing, and revision.

Instructor: Abigail Wild, MFA

Level: Teen / Middle School

Cost per Semester:

  • with grading & feedback: $150

Dates:

February 1 - May 21, 2021

Spring Break April 3 -11

Time Commitment (per week):

Five (5) hours of work and instruction

Students must have access to the Internet and email.

Platform: Zoom & Canvas LMS 

Codes and instructions will be delivered when registration is finalized.

Expectations:

Students must read thoughtfully, write authentically, and participate in all course activities and discussions.

Requirements:

  • An open mind

  • Eagerness to learn

  • Interactive lessons

  • Weekly assignments and essays

This course is delivered entirely online. Students will access assignments, articles, discussions, writing workshops, informative videos, and teacher created video lectures through the online classroom.​ The instructor will be available primarily via email.

course instructor

Abigail Wild, MFA

Abigail Wild dwells inside of her own dreams, where creativity thrives. After twenty years as a graphic designer, all the stories she held captured in her mind clamored to be set free. She put down her tablet and picked up the pen. She went back to school, earning an MFA in creative writing, and began her new life’s work: writing the stories of her heart. Today, Abigail is a novelist, writing coach, editor, competition judge, and writing teacher. She particularly enjoys working with emergent writers, often giving them the same pep talks she received years ago. She lives in central Pennsylvania with her husband, three children, and three budgies. The budgies, named Pablo, Prissy, and Lily, tend to make a racket while Abigail is trying to write, but she is not deterred!