Many fiction writers start with a true story and then change the details until the story takes on a life of its own. In this camp, we learn to write fiction that sounds real by taking a thread of truth and spinning it into something more. Maybe you turn your new puppy into a candy-stealing monster. Or you dramatize getting lost at the zoo by having a huge hawk spot and rescue you. Exaggeration is encouraged as we invent new stories with the help of our fantastic imaginations. We write with an eye on scene, plot, character, and voice, and have a ton of fun along the way!
Meet Your Instructor
Molly O’Brien just finished her second year of teaching. Her passion for education began when she was just a child. Molly loved reading and writing as a young student. She dreamed of being a teacher and being able to inspire other children to love books and writer’s notebooks like she did. Molly took every opportunity she could to work with children, wanting to make learning fun. She went to Providence College (Go Friars!) and graduated in 2020 with a BA in Elementary and Special Education. Throughout Molly’s student teaching experiences, she was able to teach in many different classroom environments and settings: underserved communities, special education settings, public and private schools. During the Fall of 2018, Molly studied abroad in Florence, Italy, teaching 4th grade Italian students English. Throughout all of these experiences, Molly noticed a gap in the curriculum. Writing was seen across most schools as a “chore.” She wanted to change that narrative and help children find their voice through writing. In the summers of 2019 and 2020, Molly was lucky enough to join Project Write Now as a volunteer. This summer, she is thrilled to join Project Write Now as an instructor and bring enjoyment to writing!