Creative writing for kids: write a spy story!

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Course Description

In this compact and energetic course, English teacher and author Luke Richardson guides students through writing their own spy story. Whether your child is learning as part of a home school curriculum, a back to school creative boost, or just for fun, this course will get them writing a thrilling spy story. Homeschooling can be creative too!



As part of the course, students will learn to:

- develop well-rounded characters

- think carefully about language choices

- create mystery in their writing

- understand tense and perspectives

- plan the “beats” of their story

- learn some new “spy vocabulary”

- edit their work

- enjoy writing and have fun!



Course workbook

Included in the course is a comprehensive workbook which contains all the story excerpts studied, structured activities to help learning and pictures to stimulate ideas.



Homeschool, back to school creative boost, or a weekend of creativity

This course has everything you need for a homeschool creative writing topic, a back to school creative boost, or an engaging weekend activity. With short, engaging lectures and enjoyable writing activities, students will develop their creativity, hone their writing skills and may begin to pen a great spy thriller!



Here's what previous students say about Luke Richardson's courses:

★★★★★ "Well paced course for kids. Each section is just the right size to engage and challenge."

★★★★★ "It was really fun and the amazing planning helped me write the story."

★★★★★ "Thank you, the kids really enjoyed it and wrote something great."

★★★★★ "I have needed this class for a long time. Thank you so much Luke Richardson for taking the time to teach this course… I am learning so much."

★★★★★ "I can't thank Luke Richardson enough for this course. My little boy hates writing with a passion, and I was a desperate mum when I bumped into the course. I am so impressed, please pretty please can we have some more?"

★★★★★ "The course will seriously start my writing career!"



Full 30-day money-back guarantee

And unlike your child's upcoming spy thriller story, there's no risk here! If you don't like this course you can get your money back with no questions asked.

Who this course is for:

  • Children aged (approximately) between 10 and 14.
  • Or people looking to learn how to write creatively.

Course content

1 section • 12 lectures • 2h 10m total length
  • Luke's personal welcome :D
    03:28
  • Designing our villain
    08:12
  • Villainous verbs
    12:13
  • Tense and perspective
    16:33
  • Making mystery
    13:07
  • Spy story structure
    08:34
  • Spy story setting
    14:57
  • Editing
    16:34
  • Thank you!
    02:04
  • Luke answers your questions about writing and the creative process
    12:46

Instructor

Teacher, writer and wannabe adventurer
  • 4.7 Instructor Rating
  • 171 Reviews
  • 3,849 Students
  • 4 Courses

Hey, I’m Luke, a teacher, writer and wannabe adventurer from Nottingham in England.

One thing I love is helping people (like you, maybe?) realize and relish in their creativity. We are all creative, sometimes that just gets lost beneath the pressure of life.

Even though I always knew I wanted to be a writer, it took me until my thirties to put pen to paper. The purpose of my courses are to help you, whoever you are, explore that creativity.

Having taught English in a secondary (high) school for the last few years, I know what makes an inspiring and engaging lesson. Recently, I have been fortunate to be able to reduce my hours at the school to complete a masters’ degree, write my novels and spend time with my friends and family.

I write thrillers about a missing persons’ detective. I love to visit exciting places and think of how my protagonist, Leo Keane, would get on there.

I hope to see you in one of my courses soon.

Expected Outcomes

  1. KNOW the techniques good writers use UNDERSTAND how to plot a story and develop characters And ENJOY writing a compelling spy thriller! Requirements The course is designed for young people around the ages of 10-14. Description In this compact and energetic course, English teacher and author Luke Richardson guides students through writing their own spy story. Whether your child is learning as part of a home school curriculum, a back to school creative boost, or just for fun, this course will get them writing a thrilling spy story. Homeschooling can be creative too! As part of the course, students will learn to: - develop well-rounded characters - think carefully about language choices - create mystery in their writing - understand tense and perspectives - plan the “beats” of their story - learn some new “spy vocabulary” - edit their work - enjoy writing and have fun! Course workbook Included in the course is a comprehensive workbook which contains all the story excerpts studied, structured activities to help learning and pictures to stimulate ideas. Homeschool, back to school creative boost, or a weekend of creativity This course has everything you need for a homeschool creative writing topic, a back to school creative boost, or an engaging weekend activity. With short, engaging lectures and enjoyable writing activities, students will develop their creativity, hone their writing skills and may begin to pen a great spy thriller! Here's what previous students say about Luke Richardson's courses: ★★★★★ "Well paced course for kids. Each section is just the right size to engage and challenge." ★★★★★ "It was really fun and the amazing planning helped me write the story." ★★★★★ "Thank you, the kids really enjoyed it and wrote something great." ★★★★★ "I have needed this class for a long time. Thank you so much Luke Richardson for taking the time to teach this course… I am learning so much." ★★★★★ "I can't thank Luke Richardson enough for this course. My little boy hates writing with a passion, and I was a desperate mum when I bumped into the course. I am so impressed, please pretty please can we have some more?" ★★★★★ "The course will seriously start my writing career!" Full 30-day money-back guarantee And unlike your child's upcoming spy thriller story, there's no risk here! If you don't like this course you can get your money back with no questions asked. Who this course is for: Children aged (approximately) between 10 and 14. Or people looking to learn how to write creatively. Show more Show less Course content 1 section • 12 lectures • 2h 10m total length Spies creative writing course for 10-14 year olds 12 lectures • 2hr 10min Introduction Preview 08:42 Luke's personal welcome :D 03:28 Designing our hero Preview 12:53 Designing our villain 08:12 Villainous verbs 12:13 Tense and perspective 16:33 Making mystery 13:07 Spy story structure 08:34 Spy story setting 14:57 Editing 16:34 Thank you! 02:04 Luke answers your questions about writing and the creative process 12:46 Instructor Luke Richardson Teacher, writer and wannabe adventurer 4.7 Instructor Rating 171 Reviews 3,849 Students 4 Courses Hey, I’m Luke, a teacher, writer and wannabe adventurer from Nottingham in England. One thing I love is helping people (like you, maybe?) realize and relish in their creativity. We are all creative, sometimes that just gets lost beneath the pressure of life. Even though I always knew I wanted to be a writer, it took me until my thirties to put pen to paper. The purpose of my courses are to help you, whoever you are, explore that creativity. Having taught English in a secondary (high) school for the last few years, I know what makes an inspiring and engaging lesson. Recently, I have been fortunate to be able to reduce my hours at the school to complete a masters’ degree, write my novels and spend time with my friends and family. I write thrillers about a missing persons’ detective. I love to visit exciting places and think of how my protagonist, Leo Keane, would get on there. I hope to see you in one of my courses soon. 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  2. UNDERSTAND how to plot a story and develop characters And ENJOY writing a compelling spy thriller! Requirements The course is designed for young people around the ages of 10-14. Description In this compact and energetic course, English teacher and author Luke Richardson guides students through writing their own spy story. Whether your child is learning as part of a home school curriculum, a back to school creative boost, or just for fun, this course will get them writing a thrilling spy story. Homeschooling can be creative too! As part of the course, students will learn to: - develop well-rounded characters - think carefully about language choices - create mystery in their writing - understand tense and perspectives - plan the “beats” of their story - learn some new “spy vocabulary” - edit their work - enjoy writing and have fun! Course workbook Included in the course is a comprehensive workbook which contains all the story excerpts studied, structured activities to help learning and pictures to stimulate ideas. Homeschool, back to school creative boost, or a weekend of creativity This course has everything you need for a homeschool creative writing topic, a back to school creative boost, or an engaging weekend activity. With short, engaging lectures and enjoyable writing activities, students will develop their creativity, hone their writing skills and may begin to pen a great spy thriller! Here's what previous students say about Luke Richardson's courses: ★★★★★ "Well paced course for kids. Each section is just the right size to engage and challenge." ★★★★★ "It was really fun and the amazing planning helped me write the story." ★★★★★ "Thank you, the kids really enjoyed it and wrote something great." ★★★★★ "I have needed this class for a long time. Thank you so much Luke Richardson for taking the time to teach this course… I am learning so much." ★★★★★ "I can't thank Luke Richardson enough for this course. My little boy hates writing with a passion, and I was a desperate mum when I bumped into the course. I am so impressed, please pretty please can we have some more?" ★★★★★ "The course will seriously start my writing career!" Full 30-day money-back guarantee And unlike your child's upcoming spy thriller story, there's no risk here! If you don't like this course you can get your money back with no questions asked. Who this course is for: Children aged (approximately) between 10 and 14. Or people looking to learn how to write creatively. Show more Show less Course content 1 section • 12 lectures • 2h 10m total length Spies creative writing course for 10-14 year olds 12 lectures • 2hr 10min Introduction Preview 08:42 Luke's personal welcome :D 03:28 Designing our hero Preview 12:53 Designing our villain 08:12 Villainous verbs 12:13 Tense and perspective 16:33 Making mystery 13:07 Spy story structure 08:34 Spy story setting 14:57 Editing 16:34 Thank you! 02:04 Luke answers your questions about writing and the creative process 12:46 Instructor Luke Richardson Teacher, writer and wannabe adventurer 4.7 Instructor Rating 171 Reviews 3,849 Students 4 Courses Hey, I’m Luke, a teacher, writer and wannabe adventurer from Nottingham in England. One thing I love is helping people (like you, maybe?) realize and relish in their creativity. We are all creative, sometimes that just gets lost beneath the pressure of life. Even though I always knew I wanted to be a writer, it took me until my thirties to put pen to paper. The purpose of my courses are to help you, whoever you are, explore that creativity. Having taught English in a secondary (high) school for the last few years, I know what makes an inspiring and engaging lesson. Recently, I have been fortunate to be able to reduce my hours at the school to complete a masters’ degree, write my novels and spend time with my friends and family. I write thrillers about a missing persons’ detective. I love to visit exciting places and think of how my protagonist, Leo Keane, would get on there. I hope to see you in one of my courses soon. 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  3. And ENJOY writing a compelling spy thriller! Requirements The course is designed for young people around the ages of 10-14. Description In this compact and energetic course, English teacher and author Luke Richardson guides students through writing their own spy story. Whether your child is learning as part of a home school curriculum, a back to school creative boost, or just for fun, this course will get them writing a thrilling spy story. Homeschooling can be creative too! As part of the course, students will learn to: - develop well-rounded characters - think carefully about language choices - create mystery in their writing - understand tense and perspectives - plan the “beats” of their story - learn some new “spy vocabulary” - edit their work - enjoy writing and have fun! Course workbook Included in the course is a comprehensive workbook which contains all the story excerpts studied, structured activities to help learning and pictures to stimulate ideas. Homeschool, back to school creative boost, or a weekend of creativity This course has everything you need for a homeschool creative writing topic, a back to school creative boost, or an engaging weekend activity. With short, engaging lectures and enjoyable writing activities, students will develop their creativity, hone their writing skills and may begin to pen a great spy thriller! Here's what previous students say about Luke Richardson's courses: ★★★★★ "Well paced course for kids. Each section is just the right size to engage and challenge." ★★★★★ "It was really fun and the amazing planning helped me write the story." ★★★★★ "Thank you, the kids really enjoyed it and wrote something great." ★★★★★ "I have needed this class for a long time. Thank you so much Luke Richardson for taking the time to teach this course… I am learning so much." ★★★★★ "I can't thank Luke Richardson enough for this course. My little boy hates writing with a passion, and I was a desperate mum when I bumped into the course. I am so impressed, please pretty please can we have some more?" ★★★★★ "The course will seriously start my writing career!" Full 30-day money-back guarantee And unlike your child's upcoming spy thriller story, there's no risk here! If you don't like this course you can get your money back with no questions asked. Who this course is for: Children aged (approximately) between 10 and 14. Or people looking to learn how to write creatively. Show more Show less Course content 1 section • 12 lectures • 2h 10m total length Spies creative writing course for 10-14 year olds 12 lectures • 2hr 10min Introduction Preview 08:42 Luke's personal welcome :D 03:28 Designing our hero Preview 12:53 Designing our villain 08:12 Villainous verbs 12:13 Tense and perspective 16:33 Making mystery 13:07 Spy story structure 08:34 Spy story setting 14:57 Editing 16:34 Thank you! 02:04 Luke answers your questions about writing and the creative process 12:46 Instructor Luke Richardson Teacher, writer and wannabe adventurer 4.7 Instructor Rating 171 Reviews 3,849 Students 4 Courses Hey, I’m Luke, a teacher, writer and wannabe adventurer from Nottingham in England. One thing I love is helping people (like you, maybe?) realize and relish in their creativity. We are all creative, sometimes that just gets lost beneath the pressure of life. Even though I always knew I wanted to be a writer, it took me until my thirties to put pen to paper. The purpose of my courses are to help you, whoever you are, explore that creativity. Having taught English in a secondary (high) school for the last few years, I know what makes an inspiring and engaging lesson. Recently, I have been fortunate to be able to reduce my hours at the school to complete a masters’ degree, write my novels and spend time with my friends and family. I write thrillers about a missing persons’ detective. I love to visit exciting places and think of how my protagonist, Leo Keane, would get on there. I hope to see you in one of my courses soon. 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