On Creative Writing – Sessions can be customized to complement classroom
instruction. Whether to write creatively or to understand what makes a great story, instruction is designed to teach students the craft of writing fiction by first asking the following questions: Who is the character? What does the character want? What’s stopping this character from getting what he or she wants? Then to flesh out the
narrative, craft components of emotion, conflict, dialogue, description, exposition, interior thoughts are explored.
NYS Learning Standards: ELA 1-4, ARTS 1-4
On Editing – Sessions can be customized to complement classroom instruction. All writing can be improved by learning and implementing editing techniques that assess the efficacy of any story or article. From general to specifics, instruction will help students evaluate their work. Levels of editing from diagnostic reads to line-by-line and copy editing are discussed.
NYS Learning Standards: ELA 1-4
Award-winning writer and publisher of Full Court Press, Linda A. Lavid has written three fiction books and two books on creative writing and publishing. She teaches at the
Chautauqua Institution and gives seminars throughout Western New York on fiction
writing (novel/short story/mystery) and publishing (editing/publishing/ marketing).
To learn more, please visit lindalavid.com.