Rising 9th–11th graders
Do you want to be an author, but aren’t sure how to finish an entire book? Or have you written a book already, but are stuck when it comes to editing? Do you forever get new ideas and abandon the books you’ve already started? Or do you just like the idea of writing books, but have no idea where to start? If you’re facing any of those challenges, this is the summer camp for you. For one week, teacher and author Jackson Pearce will discuss the basics of writing, editing, and selling a novel, with discussions and exercises on creating interesting characters, weaving complex plots, building detailed worlds, and identifying the things that make yourstory unique. We will read our work aloud, tackle weird writing prompts, create outlines, take a red pen to our work, and by week’s end have a better understanding of writing, editing, and publishing.
Class size is limited to 12.
Camp is held on the campus of Agnes Scott College in Decatur.
Campers are expected to provide their own lunch and two snacks. A refillable water bottle is also recommended.