Creative writing for kids: write a spy story
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Creative writing for kids: write a spy story

Learn creative writing at home / homeschool for children, kids and young adults
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4.8 (43 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
288 students enrolled
Created by Luke Richardson
Last updated 6/2020
English
English [Auto]
Current price: $34.99 Original price: $49.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • To enjoy writing and have fun!
  • To write well-rounded characters
  • To be creative with word choices
  • To create mystery in writing
  • To understand tense and perspectives
  • To plan the "beats" of your story
  • To edit your work
  • And, ultimately, begin to write a great spy thriller!
Requirements
  • The course is designed for young people around the ages of 10-14.
Description

In this compact and energetic course, English teacher and author Luke Richardson guides students through writing their own spy story. Whether your child is learning as part of a homeschool curriculum or just for fun, this course will get them writing a thrilling spy story.



As part of the course, students will learn to:

- develop well-rounded characters

- think carefully about language choices

- create mystery in their writing

- understand tense and perspectives

- plan the “beats” of their story

- learn some new “spy vocabulary”

- edit their work

- enjoy writing and have fun!



Course workbook

Included in the course is a comprehensive workbook which contains all the story excerpts studied, structured activities to help learning and pictures to stimulate ideas.



Homeschool or a weekend of creativity

This course has everything you need for a homeschool creative writing topic or an engaging weekend activity. With short, engaging lectures and enjoyable writing activities, students will develop their creativity, hone their writing skills and may begin to pen a great spy thriller!



Here's what previous students say about Luke Richardson's courses:

★★★★★ "Well paced course for kids. Each section is just the right size to engage and challenge."

★★★★★ "It was really fun and the amazing planning helped me write the story."

★★★★★ "Thank you, the kids really enjoyed it and wrote something great."

★★★★★ "I have needed this class for a long time. Thank you so much Luke Richardson for taking the time to teach this course… I am learning so much."

★★★★★ "I can't thank Luke Richardson enough for this course. My little boy hates writing with a passion, and I was a desperate mum when I bumped into the course. I am so impressed, please pretty please can we have some more?"

★★★★★ "The course will seriously start my writing career!"



Full 30-day money-back guarantee

And unlike your child's upcoming spy thriller story, there's no risk here! If you don't like this course you can get your money back with no questions asked. 

Who this course is for:
  • Children aged (approximately) between 10 and 14.
  • Or people looking to learn how to write creatively.
Course content
Expand 12 lectures 02:10:03
+ Spies creative writing course for 10-14 year olds
12 lectures 02:10:03
Luke's personal welcome :D
03:28

In this session we are going to design our spy hero.

•We will think about the characteristics a hero might have

•Understand why they need both strengths and weaknesses

•Be able to design a well-rounded character


If you have any questions or need any help, give me a shout via e-mail: Hello@LukeRichardsonAuthor.com

Preview 12:53

In this session we will plan our villain

•We will think about the characteristics a villain needs

•Understand why the villain is important

•Be able to design a well-rounded character


If you have any questions or need any help, give me a shout via e-mail: Hello@LukeRichardsonAuthor.com

Designing our villain
08:12

In this session we will think about how to make our villain sound evil

•We will look at the techniques writers use to show a character’s personality

•Start to understand why each word we choose is so important

•And be able to write a section of our spy story in which our villain seems evil!


If you have any questions or need any help, give me a shout via e-mail: Hello@LukeRichardsonAuthor.com

Villainous verbs
12:13

In this session we will consider how to use tense and perspective to make our writing sound professional. We will:

•look at the different tense and perspective options writers have

•start to understand why a writer might choose a particular tense and perspective

•be able to write in various tenses and perspectives


If you have any questions or need any help, give me a shout via e-mail: Hello@LukeRichardsonAuthor.com

Tense and perspective
16:33

In this session we are going to look at how to create mystery in our writing. Mystery is important because it engages the reader by leaving them asking questions. We will:

•look at the impact mystery has on the reader

•start to understand how the writer chooses what information to give to the reader and what to leave out

•be able to use mystery in our own writing


If you have any questions or need any help, give me a shout via e-mail: Hello@LukeRichardsonAuthor.com

Making mystery
13:07

In the session today we are going looking at how to structure our spy story. We will:

•Consider the main “beats” of a story

•Understand how a writer uses structure to build tension

•Be able to plan the events of our spy story


If you have any questions, or if I can help you in any way, give me an e-mail: Hello@LukeRichardsonAuthor.com

Spy story structure
08:34

In this session we are going describe our spy story’s setting. We will:

•Know what makes good description of the setting

•Understand how good description changes focus or zooms in

•Describe one of the settings in your spy story


If you have any questions or need any help, give me a shout via e-mail: Hello@LukeRichardsonAuthor.com

Spy story setting
14:57

In this session we are going to edit our writing. If you haven’t got anything written yet, pause this video and get going. We will:

•Talk about why editing is really important

•Understand how writers edit their work

•Edit our own work to make it as good as possible


If you have any questions or need any help, give me a shout via e-mail: Hello@LukeRichardsonAuthor.com

Editing
16:34

You are amazing! Well done on completing the course. I hope you've enjoyed it.

I would love to read what you've written. E-mail it to me at: Hello@LukeRichardsonAuthor.com

If you're able to leave a review about your experience of taking this course, that would be brilliant.



Thank you!
02:04

Since publishing this course I've had a few students asking questions about my writing and creative process. In this video I answer those questions.

If you would like to ask something, e-mail me: Hello@LukeRichardsonAuthor.com

Info on my books: www.LukeRichardsonAuthor.com

Luke answers your questions about writing and the creative process
12:46