“Say What! Junior” is a writing lab designed to help young writers develop skills in short fiction, creative non-fiction, screenwriting, playwriting, poetry, and magazine writing.

This program provides an introduction to a variety of genres such as poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction, magazine writing, and drama. Assignments will include writing exercises designed to explore elements of crafting a creative writing piece: voice, character, style, structure, issues/conflict, plot, and setting. Students will learn and practice critical analysis of each other’s work with an eye towards revision. Students will also read and discuss the writing of established authors across genres, investigating the strategies utilized to craft poetry and/or prose.

Key Skills: Reading, Writing, Critical Thinking, Poetry

Artist Development

Sound Engineering

Creative Writing

Publishing

Digital Distribution

Pro Skills

Organization

Sales

Promotion

Resource Development

Opportunity Awareness

Maximizing Opportunities

Entrepreneurial Skills

Reading

Writing Mechanics

Creative Writing

Science

Mathematics

Sociology

Emotional intelligence

Academic Skills

Self

Financial

Social

Political

Empowerment

Time Management

Corporate Etiquette

Research

Position and Timing

Success Habits

Conflict Resolution

Healthful Living

Public Speaking

Dress for Success

Social Etiquette

The Process

Social Skills