Tour Raise Your Voice, the Course that Lets You Study Creative Writing Online in a Whole New Way

When we thought about how we wanted to help young women study creative writing online in a whole new way, first, we chucked out the traditional device-driven outline: plot, theme, setting, etc. We threw out the typical read this, write that formula. And we got rid of almost any reading you might possibly find in class. And that was just the start. 

So, what did our online creative writing workshop become? Here's a quick tour of Raise Your Voice.

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Natalie Appleton
Why (Young) Writers Get Stuck: How Our Online Writing Courses Ignite Beautiful, Powerful Work

 

Maybe it was an English class assignment. Maybe it was a poem or an essay. Maybe you’ve just kind of always known. Discovering that you love to write—however you came to know it—can feel kind of magical. The act of writing too. Until you get stuck. Why is it that even though you know you love, love, love to write, you get stuck? How do you get unstuck and uncover your most beautiful, compelling writing?

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Why we had to bring our creative writing workshops online for teens and twenty-somethings

THE WAY THEY SPRAWLED on blankets and benches, hair grazing the pages of journals. Their pens, stirring quietly but powerfully. Never looking up or asking the time. There were no clocks. When we think back to our early Storymakers sessions, it’s easy to see why we realized we needed to bring our creative writing workshops online so teens and twenty-somethings everywhere could experience this kind of story-studying and inspiration.

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Natalie Appleton