Ten-Week Video Course
Presented by Susan K. Marlow
These ten short video lessons supplement the writing workbooks Writers Roundup and Writers Gold Mine. There is no cost to view these video lessons. To benefit the most from this course, however, you may want to buy the workbook to complete the assignments. They are available from Amazon or the Circle C store.
Instructor: Susan K. Marlow
Writers Roundup and Writers Gold Mine are based on multi-published, award-winning author Susan K. Marlow’s twenty years of experience with homeschooling, teaching writing, and working with editors and publishers. Her Circle C and Goldtown series total over 180,000 copies in print. Originally presented as live Zoom classes once a week, she has consolidated the video lessons and now presents them here to benefit young writers. The writing workbooks are self-taught, but the short (15-20 minutes each) video lessons enhance the book lessons and are available free of charge. You will, however, need to purchase either Writers Roundup or Writers Gold Mine to get the full benefit of the course. Buy the books here or on Amazon (Roundup) or (Gold Mine)
The workbook and video lessons are self-taught and can be worked through at the student’s own pace. An answer key is provided at the back of the workbook. However, for students who would like personal feedback for their lessons, contact Susan at CircleCWriting@gmail.com. This one-on-one feedback and editing service is available for a fee of $75 and covers all ten lessons.
Course Overview and Video Lessons
The writing process is presented from the foundation of the five essential elements of a fiction story to holding a published book in your hand.
- Lesson 1 – The Five Essential Story Elements
- Lesson 2 – Will the Main Character Please Stand Up!
- Lesson 3 – Let the Feelings Show!
- Lesson 4 – The Nuts and Bolts of Character Expression
- Lesson 5 – Freeze That Scene!
- Lesson 6 – Begin Your Story with a Hook
- Lesson 7 – What Ifs and Ups & Downs
- Lesson 8 – Keep the Story Moving
- Lesson 9 – The End: Create a Satisfying Solution
- Lesson 10 – Revise and Polish Your Story
- Bonus Lesson – Publish Your Story (2 parts)
To get a general overview of what the book and video course cover, you can watch this 3-minute video below. Then jump in and begin your writing journey with lesson 1.
What Students Are Saying About the Course
The class was amazing and I learned so much. I thought I knew how to write, but this class definitely proved me wrong. I know so much more now and I’m really grateful. – Emily H. age 12
This class helped me grow in my confidence as a writer. I learned valuable techniques that will help me succeed in becoming a professional author someday. It’s definitely worth taking! Cari L., age 15
This class is awesome. It took the random ideas I had floating around in my head and transformed them to my novel on paper. I highly recommend it. Paul E., age 13
I absolutely loved your class! (I was pretty sad that the twelve weeks passed so quickly!) -Kenzie C. age 15
This is the best writing class! I learned so much and feel like I can conquer any writing assignment. Mrs. Marlow is an amazing teacher and gets the point across very well. I am definitely going to continue to use everything I learned from this class. – Jennarose Z. age 17
I am so glad I took the class. I have learned so much, but learning it was tons of fun. Thanks again. – Julia B. age 13
The Circle C writing class was the most fun ever! Mrs. M taught me everything there is to know about writing. Some of my struggles were: not including enough detail, trouble ending stories, and a lot more. Mrs. M helped me conquer most, if not all of them by her lessons. – Tori Huber age 11
Mrs. Marlow’s lesson on ‘show don’t tell’ helped me understand how to create images through words; the lesson on pest words helped be weed over 1,000 words out of my novel. I completely recommend her ten-lesson course with no reservations. – Andrew I. age 16