This is a writing-intensive course designed for students who are serious writers interested in developing better writing skills. Students will write short stories and poetry. Emphasis is placed on the writing process and the application of writing elements using classic and modern literature as models. Students will be expected to have a genuine interest in writing and a willingness to work. Students will share their work. Students will be measured by teacher evaluation of individual work.(One-half credit, one semester elective for grades 10-12) Prerequisite: Passing grade in previous Language Arts course.