The Mystical World Of Creative Writing

Trey Widtfeldt SJHS Student Staff Writer


Creative writing! What is it? How is it? Why is it? So many questions, such a little article!

In summary, Creative Writing is well… Creative Writing. There is really no other way to describe it. Well, turns out this class has a little bit more of a backstory. Besides learning English like other English elective classes, you and your class will take a survey on their favorite genres and books and will decide what book you write first. Currently, they are doing scary stories now, and the fantasy stories will soon follow after. (But of course, the fantasy stories are inevitable.) A classmate stated that they really like the class, and that she enjoys the teacher, Mrs. Riggs too. But wait, there is much more! When the semester comes close to an end, each student must write a story with absolutely no bounds! (That is, of course, no blood, gore, violence, going over the page limit, illegal activites, etc. etc.) Once the Creative Project is complete, you can choose to submit that to the class contest and see what kind of special reward you get. A party is involved too!

And It's not quite over yet. By the time the semester ends, you have a serious project that must be done. You must submit or participate in a serious contest. Such as sending a story to scholastic or participating in the poetry slam. And know this; earning money is a potential chance as well! And we are talking about a lot of money.

You don’t have to be Shakespeare to participate, you don’t even have to be a good writer! It's fun to do and try, so go ahead and give it a go next year!