Humans are storytellers. Inside everyone, there is a story held close in their minds, an unforgotten little voice they stash to the back during the busy work days, but release into all areas of their brain come nightfall when it is time to dream. Anyone can be a writer–we all are writers–but some people want to expand this talent into a hobby, a career, or perhaps writing stories is like their oxygen. Without gripping novels, somber poems, or thunderous orations, our world would be bland and jejune. If you have ever pondered an idea, a spark, a dream of a story in your mind that is begging to break out and be heard, or if you are interested in seeing a hidden talent flourish, then FLVS’s Creative Writing Club is for you!
Our club is unique and colorful–many think that writing is just English essay work, but here in the Creative Writing Club, we touch on all areas of writing. From teaching our writers planning and coordination through National Novel Writing Month/National Poetry Writing Month to getting down to the nitty gritty of characterization, voice, and plot development, we explore all kinds of activities to help you be the best writer you can be. We focus on each activity for one to two months at a time, and you are almost always given the opportunity to share your work with your peers! If you are the type who would love to get feedback on a piece you have written, our Editorial Board would be happy to take a look at your work! We also have Open Mic every meeting, which gives our members the chance to read a small piece to the rest of the club with very positive feedback given back.
Feeling in the writing mood? Check our club blog for ten-minute writing prompts to help get those creative juices flowing. On our blog, you will also find upcoming meeting dates and times, our yearly schedule, our current monthly activity, the editing submission form, and much more! Your works can also be posted to the blog for the club to see, and members can comment on the work you have done. If you have a writing blog of your own, share it with us on our blog and members can visit you! Are you on Twitter? Follow us! You can also submit small quotes or little postings through the blog to be tweeted on our Twitter account.
To officially become a member of the Creative Writing Club, you must be enrolled in a class at FLVS. You need to fill out an FLVS Club Application. Please fill out the Application form. Even if you’ve already filled the form out for another club, you need to submit it again for this one.
Please read the important disclosures in the application before you submit so you know how to find the opt-out form as necessary. Always discuss your school involvement with a parent/guardian.
You must come to at least one meeting OR post a comment on the blog each month to remain a member of the club.
All activities are optional. The only requirement for the club is participation (attending a meeting or posting a comment on the blog).
Click HERE to watch the recording of our first meeting and to get an overview of the club.
Email Mrs. Emery to join or if you have questions!
kemery at flvs.net