Essentials in Writing Online Class

Fall 2017 Creative Writing – Levels 11-12

About This Class

Class Times: Tuesday and Thursday from 10 AM to 11 AM CST; assignments due by midnight on Fridays

Class Dates: Fall 2017 (September 5 – December 7)

Course Description: A course in fictional, imaginative writing that provides instruction and practice in the following genres: poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction. Course requirements include submitting a portfolio of polished works, writing a blog post every month, and critiquing the work of fellow students.

Compositions: Ten poems, two short stories, and four creative nonfiction blog posts in addition to other practice writings and assignments

Class Itinerary: This course requires online interaction between the student, their peers, and the teacher through Canvas. In an online classroom, students will meet at the scheduled times to complete in-class assignments and discuss their work with others. Students will be required to turn in drafts of compositions each week for personal feedback from the instructor before turning in a final draft of the composition. The instructor will be available through email and Canvas throughout the week and during the scheduled class times.

Other Details:

Only open to students in grades 11-12

We accept check, money order, or credit and debit card

All cancellations received up to 30 days before the first day of class will receive a full refund

All cancellations received less than 30 days before the first day of class will receive a refund minus a 10% penalty

How Does The Course Work?

  • Watch one 10-minute video lecture each week during class
  • Submit practice assignments or exercises each week
  • Comment on other students’ submissions
  • Discuss the creative writing process with the teacher and other students
  • Learn about poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction
  • Create a portfolio of at least ten poems, two short stories, and four nonfiction blog posts
  • Overall, students will develop confidence in their ability to write creatively and communicate effectively


$240 $200 (one semester course)
$40 discount if purchased before
July 1, 2017

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Call (417) 256-4191

Meet the Teacher

Mrs. Danielle Nettleton

Danielle Nettleton received her B.A. in English with a minor in writing from Evangel University, where she graduated with honors. During her time at Evangel, she worked in the school’s Write Place and tutored students in writing. Her work has been published in The Sigma Tau Delta Review and Epiphany Literary Magazine. Creative writing is one of her primary passions, and she is excited to guide students in creating quality original work.

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