Smt. Jyoti Yelagalawadi
(C.P.H.S – Elective Course) This course is about writing to enjoy, writing to entertain, and writing with an aim to be published. Teen writers will dive into a life of adventure and solve mysteries on their way, lose themselves in lands unknown and create magic with the flick of a wand and travel through time while getting a glimpse of the future as you understand the past!
They will lose themselves in lands unknown and create magic with the flick of a wand and will travel through time while getting a glimpse of the future as they understand the past! A variety of creative idea generation methods will be used to guide students in writing original stories in the genre of their choice.
Smt. Jyoti Yelagalawadi
Jyoti Yelagalawadi has degrees in Sericulture (silk farming) from Mysore University and Computer Science from CUNY, Lehman College, with a minor in creative writing. She is also trained in Kathak and is pursuing her doctoral studies at HUA. A natural storyteller, writer, and polyglot, Jyoti has varied interests ranging from drawing to rescuing cats and dogs. She managed a technical publication department in a software company until she decided to get back to her true passions — writing and working with children.
Plot structure and character development will take center stage in this course helping the student create a good first draft of an original story in the genre of their choice. Methods to overcome writer’s block will also be practiced. Story telling methods in Indian literature and Hindu epics and their importance in the modern era will be discussed as a basis to create new literature. The class time will be dedicated to working on new methods of idea generation and discussing genre specific storytelling methods. Students will write and submit stories regularly during the days between classes. Sharing with and reviewing the writings of peers can be expected. Students in this class will write with the goal of becoming published authors.
The class is structured in a way that promotes discussion and debate based on the theme of the week. Students will write short pieces using different methods that aid in overcoming writer’s block each session. Two 15-minute lectures will be followed by some writing and free-form discussion. There will be a minimum of 1.5 contact hours with faculty twice a week during which students may start writing new stories. They will be required to write and share stories with faculty during the week who will provide feedback. Every student will get an opportunity to share their work with their peer.
The tuition fee per credit hour for the Certificate Program courses is $200. The total cost of the Certificate program with 24 credit hours is $4,800. However, students have the option of signing up for annual payment plans that will reduce the cost.
The following payment plans are available:
There is also a one-time administration fee of $100 to be paid initially at the time of enrollment in the program.