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High School 
FICTION 

For girls + gender-expansive youth, grades 9th-12th

Demonstration

The Heroine's
Journey

Creative writing for high schoo girls*

*Girls includes all gender-expansive youth.
 

  • Enrollment occurs quarterly and tuition is pro-rated depending on the day you register. You can read about tuition here.
     

  • If your child doesn't absolutely love their first class, just let us know before the second class and we will provide a full refund. We want your child to choose writing, purely for the joy of it!
     

  • To learn more about some of our amazing teachers, check out this episode of our Intuitive Writing Podcast.

Books and Branch

This is a creative program for those who love to write fiction and invent new worlds. We discuss the structure of "the heroine's journey" in all stories (originally coined "The Hero's Journey" by Joseph Campbell and “the Heroine’s Journey” by Maureen Murdock), with particular emphasis on the internal and external development of each character (what they think they want vs. what they need to learn to grow and change) and how to make heroic choices, being brave and resilient in the face of adversity. Through the process of writing and reading their words out loud, girls discover their own unique power as storytellers—their author-ity!—in becoming the authors and heroines of their own lives.
 

At The Intuitive Writing Project, we use the Amherst Writing Method, a methodology rooted in the belief that everyone is a writer with their own unique voice. We support the discovery and development of one’s voice by ensuring that all feedback remains positive, focused on the strength of the writing. The more students write and share, the more they learn to believe in themselves, both as writers and as people.
 

If your child doesn't absolutely love their first class, just let us know before the second class and we will provide a full refund. We want your child to choose writing, purely for the joy of it!

 

To ensure that each student gets personalized attention and mentoring, we class size to 6.


Instructor:  Elizabeth Perlman

Demonstration

Publish
Your Own Anthology

Compiling a portfolio of your best writing from TIWP for high school seniors and recent grads

Colorful Book Spines

In this class, TIWP graduates will select, edit, and lay out their strongest pieces in order to self-publish their own anthology of writing. Whereas most of our classes are focused on generating that all-important first draft (and our TIWP anthologies only feature 2-3 pieces per author), this class is focused on a vigorous process of editing, polishing, and culling the best writing of each writer, anywhere from ten to fifty pieces.

 

Writers will also learn more about editing and book design using the platforms Reedsy and Canva. Those who enjoy art or photography will learn to integrate visuals into their writing and everyone will be empowered to design their own cover. We will also discuss website building, including the process of purchasing your own domain and establishing your online platform as a published author. In the end, each writer will emerge with an exceptional portfolio of writing in the form of a professional quality book (with both soft and hard cover options) printed through Blurb.
 

To ensure that each student gets personalized mentoring and support, we limit class size to 6.

 

Instructor: Elizabeth Perlman

To learn more, check out our list of 7 Frequently Asked Questions, our Note for Parents, What Teens & Parents Say, our Our Commitment to Young Writers and of course our Intuitive Writing Podcast and online blog, The Intuitive Voice, where all our writers get the chance to become published authors. To schedule a more in-depth conversation about how we can best support your child's unique interests (and what class we'd recommend, if you're just getting started), contact elizabeth@intuitivewritingproject.org.
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