Welcome to the Project's Intermediate Writer's Class, a curriculum geared to address aspiring writers with some idea how to write but needing a little direction. This course is also ideal for high school level students. We hope teachers take advantage of this curriculum to help explain the concept of writing as an art form and to assist in its creation, as well as to mentor emerging talent. Teachers who use this course or supplement their own can request the Instructor's version. Students may take this course as part of their school curriculum or on their own. Our editors are available for questions throughout the process and can be contacted through their email in the right margin.
All course material is available in PDF format for download. Click on the lesson or exercise to open the file.
Introduction to Literature, a brief look at the purpose of literature.
Lesson One, Creative Writing, a look at creative writing and what it requires out of a writer.
Lesson Two, Choosing What to Write, how to evaluate options in the creative writing field.
Exercise One: Creative Writing Skills
Lesson Three, Poetry, a look at what poetry brings to creative writing in general.
Lesson Four, Poetry Types, an exploration of popular poetry types.
Exercise Two: Poetry Recognition
Exercise Three: Poetry Interpretation
Exercise Four: Poetry Rhythm
Exercise Five: Poetry Types
Exercise Six: Poetry Composition
Lesson Five, Nonfiction, a general look at nonfiction and what it brings to the creative writing field.
Lesson Six, Histories, what histories teach writers to incorporate in all types of writing.
The Bell Witch, Noncreative History
The Bell Witch, Creative History
Exercise Seven: Histories
Lesson Seven, Biographies, an overview on what biographies can offer as help for all writers.
Grace O'Malley, Noncreative Biography
Grace O'Malley, Creative Biography
Exercise Eight: Biographies
Lesson Eight, Essays, a generalization on how essays can assist writers of all creative writing endeavors.
Zombies, Expository Essay
Zombies, Persuasive Essay
Zombies, Personal Essay
Exercise Nine: Persuasive Essay
Exercise Ten: Personal Essay
Lesson Nine, Journalism, how journalism can assist in writing a credible novel.
Hockey article, Noncreative Journalism
Hockey article, Creative Journalism
Exercise Eleven: Literary Journalism
Lesson Ten, Plays, what screen play writing has to offer anyone in the creative writing field.
Lesson Eleven, Drama, a discussion on a specific type of play.
The Repossession, Drama Example
Lesson Twelve, Tragedy, a discussion on another type of play
Victimless Crime, Tragedy Example
Lesson Thirteen, Romance, a discussion of a play built around a relationship.
Baited, Romance Example
Lesson Fourteen, Comedy, a discussion on humor in literature.
Djinn on the Rocks, Comedy Example
Exercise Twelve, Playwriting
Lesson Fifteen, Short Story, how writers of all categories can benefit from short story writing.
The Possession, a Short Story
Exercise Thirteen, Short Story
Lesson Sixteen, Novels, the ultimate accomplishment of creative writing.
Lesson Seventeen, Mysteries, the key components to a mystery are discussed.
Smoke and Miracles, Mystery Example
Lesson Eighteen, Suspense, key components in suspense novels.
Irony of Conviction, Suspense Example
Lesson Nineteen, Thriller, key components of a thriller are discussed.
Twisted Genius, Thriller Example
Lesson Twenty, Fantasy, factors of a fantasy novel are discussed.
Djinn and Tonic, Fantasy Example
Lesson Twenty-one, Horror, factors of a horror novel are discussed.
Splitting the Chrysalis, Horror Example
Lesson Twenty-two, Science Fiction, factors of a science fiction novel are discussed.
Second Sight, Science Fiction Example