Exciting World of Creative Writing

Exciting World of Creative Writing

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Item #: 003764
ISBN: 9781930092709
Grades: 7-12

Category Description for The Exciting World of Creative Writing:

A very inspiring and uplifting course in creative writing, authored by a (published!) Christian writer, Ruth McDaniel. Other than reviewing what is required of the student and offering your critique, no teacher involvement is necessary. The text is written to the student. By the end of the course, your child should be proudly producing well-written, interesting short stories, possibly with the intent of publishing them! Throughout the lessons, the liberal use of examples to illustrate concepts helps students to "see" what Ruth means. Skills are gained in a systematic progression, but exercises are anything but dull. The course contains lessons on:

  • writing styles - discussing an author's voice or personality
  • review of grammar and composition skills
  • review of sentence structure and composition
  • identifying and using specific elements of writing
  •  poetry

  • creating "grabber" beginnings and finding your own "voice" or style that sets your writing apart
  • how to write dialogue (including an excellent summary of and practice in using quotation marks)
  • writing narrative - describing details vividly, using all the senses and imagery
  • finding a topic to write about and deciding on a brief plot summary
  • outlining your story in more detail
  • developing characters into "real" people
  • the climax, using many sample excerpts to illustrate the concept
  • developing a "powerful" ending to your story
  • writing your short story
  • selecting appropriate names for characters
  • how to critique, proofread, edit, and revise your writing
  • suggestions for getting published and copyrighting your work
  • writing from a Christian perspective
  • Adults who aspire to be published would also do well to work through this course! The author recommends Write Right and Elements of Style as references (see reviews later in this section). Corresponding test features 85 questions from the book, including matching, multiple choice, and true/false questions. An answer key to the test is provided.

    Category Description for Creative Writing Programs:

    These materials include both writing instruction and assignments.

    Category Description for CREATIVE WRITING:

    These materials cover various types of creative writing, including descriptive writing, poetry, journaling, and stories.

    Primary Subject
    Grade Start
    Grade End
    Revised; Workbook, Illustrated
    12 to 13
    Young Adult
    Ruth E. McDaniel
    Softcover Book
    Brand Name
    Christian Liberty Press
    0.75 (lbs.)
    11.0" x 8.5" x 0.25"
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    Recommended by Hear of Dakota
    Ruth B on Jan 9, 2023
    comes with heart of Dakota
    kori e on Aug 27, 2020
    Recommended by Hear of Dakota
    Ruth B on Jan 9, 2023
    Looks like a good fit for my passionate writer.
    User on Aug 17, 2021
    comes with heart of Dakota
    kori e on Aug 27, 2020
    Bought to enhance my sons writing skills.
    Regina S on Sep 16, 2019
    I used Heart of Dakota and they recommend this product. My daughter is taking this class at co-op and I bought for the whole class. We are almost finished with the book and I am very impressed with the story my daughter has come up with. This book has been fantastic. She is really enjoying creating her story and has been working on it with out much prompting.
    Daneale on Dec 5, 2016
    "To complete my Heart of Dakota Curr."
    Luella D on Jul 28, 2016
    Heart of Dakota calls for it.
    Cynthia S on May 13, 2016
    Looks like a good fit for my passionate writer.
    User on Aug 17, 2021
    Bought to enhance my sons writing skills.
    Regina S on Sep 16, 2019
    Is this heavily religious?
    User on Feb 22, 2019
    BEST ANSWER: The general content is not heavily religious. The first half of the book focuses on grammar and writing exercises and the last half on more involved writing processes. There are some excerpts in the book that come from the Bible or are religious in nature but most of them are not. There will be a few places where the author says to pray for guidance in writing or write from a Christian perspective. But..depending on your teaching style you could use the whole book and not touch on religion at all if that is your preference.
    Is this sufficient for a high School English credit?
    User on Jun 8, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: Completing this course would serve as the writing (composition) portion of a high school English credit. You would also need literature, vocabulary, and perhaps grammar.
    Does this book have an answer key? Or is there a teacher's manual?
    A shopper on Oct 26, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: Happy to oblige. The description says no teacher involvement other than reviewing the exercises and offering your critique. Many times I have thought a teachers manuel and an answer key would make this curriculum easier to teach, I would recommend it only if you have strong background in writing. It does have a test booklet with answers that come with the book.
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    My oldest is using this and loves it. It has made the writing process so much easier for him.
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