Creative Writing

Sevenstar

Course Description:
For many hundreds of years, literature has been one of the most important human art forms. It allows us to give voice to our emotions, create imaginary worlds, express ideas, and escape the confines of material reality. Through creative writing, we can come to understand ourselves and our world a little bit better. With relevant examples from both biblical and modern literature, this course provides students with a solid grounding in the writing process, from finding inspiration and building a basic story to using complicated literary techniques and creating strange hybrid forms of poetic prose and prose poetry. It also explores biblical values that come to bear in the writing process, such as the importance of serving God with one’s craft; maintaining humility while developing one’s voice; and utilizing theme as a means of promoting the gospel. By the end of this course, students will learn how to discover their creative thoughts and turn those ideas into fully realized pieces of creative writing that glorify their Creator.

Recommended Prerequisites:
None

Grade Level:
9th – 12th Grade recommended

Course Types Available:
Full Course (0.5 credits, 6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)

Biblical Integration Information:
All creation is held together by the living Word and is an expression of the Word of God displaying order, design, complexity, and truth. God communicates His plan, purpose, and provision personally through the written and living Word and has set patterns and guidelines for human communication. Partially through the skillful use of languages, we can live out the Great Commission and the Greatest Commandment. Rather than succumbing to our fallen nature or focusing on forms or subjects of communication that are in opposition to God, we should seek to grow in wisdom through our study and use of languages while allowing the Holy Spirit to change our hearts, bringing our communication in alignment with the person of Jesus Christ. We are responsible to God for evaluating our communication and literacy choices by the standards of God’s Word and using them clearly, creatively, and concisely to deepen our relationship with God and neighbor.

To see how these truths are specifically explored in this course, visit the course information page in the course and click on “Guiding Principles.”

Approved by:
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and University of California (UC)

Required Purchased Materials:
None.