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The Creative Writer's Lab

Don't just learn to write, learn to be an author! 

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The Creative Writer's Lab developed by author Janet Beasley.  

 

The Creative Writer's Lab offers individual creative writing Adventures for individuals or groups ranging in age from 10 - 110! This lab contains a wealth of FREE, downloadable and printable creative writing information for both Novice and Advanced writing enthusiasts. Every Adventure has been written by either Janet Beasley (#1 best-selling author and artist), or Dar Bagby (English Language Specialist and retired professional editor and illustrator).​

COOL INFO REGARDING THE CURRICULUM OFFERED . . .

 

All creative writing Adventures offered are straight from Janet Beasley's comprehensive creative writing curriculum. Every Adventure has been written by either Janet (#1 best-selling author and artist), or Dar Bagby (retired professional editor and illustrator - and Janet's sister). Janet & Dar both retired from and closed the doors of Janet's company, JLB Creatives Publishing.

 

Each Creative Writing Adventure has been created and written from Janet and Dar's education, and success in the literary field. Together they hold a combined total of over 75 years experience when it comes to creative writing. During the initial creation of the curriculum, Janet's main goal was to ensure that each Writing Adventure was fun to learn, easy-to-understand, interactive, inspiring, and encouraging.  

 

This sister team's unique approach to presenting creative writing is far different from other techniques. For instance, they see you as far more than a student, to them you're a Writing Enthusiast. They prefer to to call the lessons Adventures. And instead of being a teacher you are an Overseer. There are no tests or quizzes which alleviates pressure, stress, and fear. Writing Enthusiasts will be able to reach beyond being a writer and learn how to become an author. And Overseers - great news - every Adventure is designed to be presented by anyone. Whether you've written fiction or this is your first experience with such, Janet and Dar believe you'll find these lessons easy to teach, fun to learn, and rewarding as an aspiring author.

PLEASE READ THESE POINTS BEFORE YOU BEGIN: (it will make your Adventures much easier)

  • All information in every PDF file is FREE! You are welcome to download and print out the pages:

    • Each Adventure has its own PDF that includes curriculum and handouts

    • Graphic Organizers

  • Every lesson is called an Adventure.

  • There are also coinciding videos for certain Adventures, that you are able to view directly in The Writer's Lab.

  • Janet & Dar refer to leaders as Overseers. This can be a teacher, a parent, a kidmin, a children's church leader, and so on. 

  • Janet & Dar refer to students as Writing Enthusiasts.

  • Many Adventures offer both a Novice and Advanced curriculum. In many of these cases the Novice and Advance Adventure curriculum are the same, or similar. The activities and hand-outs may vary, and at times the Advanced portions are more in-depth.

  • Some Adventures may only be provided as one or the other: NOVICE or ADVANCED.

  • Every Adventure (Novice or Advanced) includes an Overseer Copy from which to lead each session, and interactive Handouts for the writing enthusiasts.

  • You may choose any or all of the Adventures - you do not need to participate in all of the Adventures, however if you're new to creative writing Janet & Dar highly suggest checking out all of the "Writing Mechanic" style Adventures (Dialogue, Syntax, Exposition, etc.), including the Literary Terminology Glossary where all of the definitions have been written by English Language Specialist, Dar Bagby.

  • To begin your writing journey, click on any Adventure and its coordinating Graphic Organizer below to view, download, and/or print.

Get to know the dynamic sister team of

Dar Bagby (illustrator & author) and Janet Beasley (award-winning artist & author). 

Dar & Janet chat about creating together, the inspirational epic fantasy novel, "Maycly."

So what are you waiting for?

Start downloading and exploring your favorite Creative Writing Adventures today!

  • ​The curriculum Adventures are divided into color-coded sections:

    • Creative Writing Mechanics Adventures​

    • Creative Writing Genre Adventures: Fantasy, Mystery, Historical Fiction, Westerns

    • Creative Writing Enhancement Techniques Adventures

    • Author Promotion and Events Adventures

    • Being An Author in a Real World Adventures

Use these symbols to distinguish between Adventures/Handouts and Graphic Organizers:

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CREATIVE WRITING MECHANICS ADVENTURES
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GRAMMAR & PUNCTUATION
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STORY & PLOT
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CREATIVE WRITING GENRE ADVENTURES
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Meet Fantasy Author Janet Beasley
an interview with Janet discussing the creation of her first epic fantasy novel
"Maycly"
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Discovery Mystery Fiction with Dar Bagby

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HISTORICAL FICTION
WESTERNS
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TOOLS OF LANGUAGE & EXPRESSION
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ILLUSTRATIONS
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Dar Bagby shares insight on being an illustrator, and the illustrations she did 

for Janet's inspirational epic fantasy novel, "Maycly"

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FANTASY: WORLD BUILDING ~ MAPS ~ BATTLES

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Dar & Janet share a brief introduction to creating Fantasy Maps

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AUTHOR PROMOTION & EVENTS
BOOK TRAILERS
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Book Trailer Basics
Volume 1 Maycly the Trilogy Book Trailer
To view more of Janet's Book Trailers on YouTube Click Here
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BEING AN AUTHOR IN A REAL WORLD
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BONUS WRITING PROMPTS
~CREATE YOUR OWN STORY~
FUN PROMPTS TO GET YOU STARTED
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Bella walked into the room and stopped. What she saw took her breath.

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The trees were enchanted, and the path-stones were filled with music.

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If Raleigh hadn't have left when he did, he would not have survived. 

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The cowboy leaned back in his saddle, took a deep breath, and began to pray.

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Casey's dog, Samson, began to snarl and growl at the man in front of them.

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The revolting planet's surface gave way to the bulky ship's rusted landing pegs.

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Sarah saw the beautiful mountains in the distance. Tears filled her eyes.

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Lindsey had felt the sand between her toes, but this time it felt different.

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The massive anchor chains rattled through the dense, morning fog.

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Crouched behind the splintered palates, Caleb could not believe what he had done.

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