Teaching young people to write and teaching writers can be both similar and different.
There’s a huge difference between teaching a writing class and teaching writers.
Let me explain.
Most of the year, I teach writing classes to kids and teens. When teaching a writing class, you start with the assumption that the students have a limited understanding of how to write creatively. They may have written poems and stories before and enjoyed it. That might be the reason they signed up for the class. But they don’t necessarily know technique or the components of good writing. Learn more.