Class
Get Real: Writing Realistic Fiction

Price
Regular $140.00
Member $126.00
Date
July 22, 2021-August 12, 2021
Time
10 a.m.-Noon
Genre
Children's and Young Adult Literature
Family
Youth
Level
12 to 14
Location
Online—Live Meeting
Number of Sessions
4
Day of the Week
Thursday
Duration
4 Week
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Numbered agents with legacies, students with magical powers, a talking lion. Yes, all good stories. But they're not real; these stories can't really happen. In this class we'll dig into authors like Melanie Heuiser Hill, Jason Reynolds, Jerry Spinelli, Lisa Yee, Kate DiCamillo, and more in order to check out realistic fiction, stories that can happen in real life. Then we'll explore the essential pieces of a novel: setting, characters, conflict, dialogue, etc. Then you'll take those pieces, add more real life, and write your story. Come and GET REAL!

Instructions for Accessing This Online Class

In order to access the live meeting portions of this class, you must have the Zoom application downloaded to your computer. You will also need a WiFi/Internet connection throughout the duration of your scheduled meeting and a computer with audio and video capability. You will receive instruction on how to join your Zoom classroom approximately one week before your class is set to begin and then again on the start date of your class. For more information on how to use Zoom, please see our training manual here.

Some classes will have supplemental Google Classroom pages. In order to access the Google Classroom page for this class, you will need a Gmail account. If you do not have a Gmail account, you can create a free account here. You will be invited to join your class' Google Classroom page at least 24 hours before the start of the class. If we do not have a Gmail address on file for you, you will be contacted by a Loft staff member. Should you have concerns about this, please contact a Loft staff member at edu@loft.org or 612-379-8999. For more information on how to use Google Classroom, please see our training manual here.