The Wolf Pirate Project was envisioned in 2008 and established in 2010 with the intention of increasing the public’s interest in literature, as well as supporting creative writing as an art form. The goal of this company involves education, developing, and mentoring new writers as artists, and focuses on the general public to instill a desire to read for leisure. This is an instrumental step in the eventual interest of building literacy among middle to high school age children, which trickles down to strengthening the market for premier literature.
The Wolf Pirate Project offers a multi-tiered educational program for writers on several levels. The Project’s efforts are intended to teach writers the basic and artistic nuances of creative writing. The Project works to help aspiring writers realize their fullest potential, concluding with promoting a select few to the public on this website for a short time. Each tier is designed for a certain level of writing skill, with each tier building on the previous. No part of the Project requires a fee to participate in.
To support all writers in the development of their art, the Project offers both the Writer’s Workbook and three versions of the Creative Writer’s Class. The Workbook is a series of articles our editors have written based on critical issues they deal with. These articles are downloadable on PDF format for anyone with a PDF reader. For those who need one, you may download a free version of Adobe Acrobat here.
In order to reach all levels of writers, the Project has created three versions of the Creative Writer’s Class, to include the beginner, intermediate, and advanced writer. The beginner’s class is geared toward middle school children and breaks down the concepts of writing to their most basic components. The intermediate level focuses on these concepts, but at a level commiserate to the average high school student. The advanced version of the Creative Writer’s Class is a full curriculum available to honors-level high school and college students with a definitive interest in creative writing. The class is geared toward a semester-long curriculum. All lessons and exercises are downloadable on PDF format. In addition, class instructors using this curriculum for their courses may contact The Wolf Pirate Project for the Instructor Version of the exercises. All of our editors are available for assistance in the class, regardless of being in a classroom setting or a home-based writer learning on his own.
Writers with an interest in polishing their work may apply to the Writer’s Workshop. The Workshop offers an opportunity to work hands-on with an editor in reviewing, editing, or reworking an existing piece of novel-length fiction that shows merit. The Workshop is a highly intensive, time-invested exercise that allows a writer and editor to work through the whole course of a manuscript. Selection into the program is through an application process to determine interest, aptitude, and work ethic. The best of the Workshop's entries will be displayed in a showcase on the website.
In our efforts to achieve our secondary goal, the Project focuses on the general public to encourage reading for pleasure or leisure. It has become appallingly clear that the majority of people have lost interest in reading, which represents a poor example for the younger generation to follow. This attitude can be blamed in part on the sensational mediums of visual entertainment, which include movies, television, and video games. The Project teaches writers to engage readers with imagery, artistry, and evocative situations, which draw these readers in and keeps them entranced. Developing a love for reading is only the first step in building literacy in the general public.
The Wolf Pirate Project has adopted several programs to accomplish a complimentary goal in reaching readers. These include The League of Traveling Books, Inspirations, Operation Paperback, the Wolf Pirate Book Club, and an option for libraries to acquire books at no cost.
The Reader’s Appreciation Class is geared toward helping those who want to get others interested in reading, whether they are their children or students. The program attempts to reinstall a love for literature by showing your students how to achieve gratification from reading what they are interested in, at a level suitable for their comprehension.
Publisher's Critique is a new service we are offering to give feedback to publishers for the editorial work they have done on books they produce and put out to the public. It is evident that the quality of editing has diminished even from the major powerhouses and we hope that bringing this to their attention will be the beginning of an improvement.
Operation Paperback is a cooperative effort with our accomplished Workshop writers under our continued mentorship, where copies of their books are sent to active servicemen and women in the Armed Forces.
The Wolf Pirate Project is not a publisher and does not accept submissions for outright publication. Writers with an interest in developing and polishing their work will find the Project an ideal resource. Each program is available to everyone, including contact with our editors for questions of any kind. Anyone sharing the same passion about literature and desiring to become a member of this organization can join through the membership link in the menu.