Yes, a new school year has begun and I am teaching high school students at a local homeschool co-op about writing. It is so much fun to teach them because they are so interested. They ask questions and get excited over their writing assignments. The first week of class I didn’t give a big homework assignment and they were disappointed!
Writing is my passion, and teaching it to eager students brings out that passion and ignites a fire in the students. It’s so much fun!
My closest friend has two children in my class and she said they were both so excited when they got home from co-op. She said the younger student began creating, not just a story, but a book cover for the story and all, with plans for self-publishing! I love the confidence of these students!
That being said, I am also offering writing classes, as well as writing critique services, via email. I have a website set up explaining the classes and critique services. I know some people would like a more interactive site, but I currently do not have a webcam nor do I have the time to set specific days and times to broadcast live lessons, but I am considering that option for next year. Also, the website itself will have a writing exercise or prompt on it each week, and if anyone would like to share what they write for a particular exercise or prompt, they may email it to me at the email address on the sidebar of the website and I will choose a couple to post on the site for others to see. If you are interested or know someone who might be, please visit Kelly Barr Teaches Writing, Plus. I really want to help others realize their dreams of becoming published writers and I want to ignite some excitement for writing within other writers, so tell your friends.