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:
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.