Careers in Writing
Careers In Writing With Blueprint Summer Programs
Open To Students Entering Grades 9 – 12
How often do we use the written word in our lives? Every. Single. Day. Would you like to explore turning your own creative writing into cutting-edge advertising? Or would you prefer to work on starting the next hit lifestyle blog? How about working in the publishing industry, the songwriting industry or perhaps even penning the next great novel? Maybe there’s a few different writing careers that fit your interest but you aren’t sure which area to focus on moving forward. With a pre-college course in writing, we can help you with that!
What Is Writing?
Ever since humans learned to write, certain of us have taken on the responsibility to tell the stories of our times. These people are known as writers, and you can be one, too! In today’s world, the options to communicate your tales are infinite. As the mediums change, the one thing that will stay the same is the multitude of fulfilling careers in writing. Writers have learned to adapt to succeed in spreading their message – and with a pre-college course in writing – you will, too.
Whether it is through creative writing, non-fiction, or as a playwright or screenwriter, you can showcase your unique point of view and skills – on your own terms. What about reporting on our world? Well, an interest in writing can lead to careers in journalism and magazine editing as well. The options are only limited by your creativity and, therefore, there are no limitations!
Writing Careers With Blueprint Summer Programs
This Pre-College Summer Program provides those with an interest in writing a chance to really discover all the ways you can turn your personal thoughts and observations into a viable career. We want to take your one-of-a-kind point of view and teach you how to truly capture your voice through the art of writing.
Topics covered may include:
- Creative Writing
- Imaginative Writing
- Defining Moments
- Essential Story Elements
- Public Readings
- Creative Non-Fiction
- Story Structure and Plot
- Literary Devices
- Creating a Scene
- Professional Writing
While we prepare you for college readiness, you will be learning about writing in a stress-free and supportive environment. We understand that you do your best work when you are relaxed and allowed to fully express your creativity, and that is the environment that will be provided for you!
Our Pre-College Writing Instructors
All of our Writing Instructors are carefully chosen to get the most out of you and bring your talent to the surface. As writers themselves, they are very eager to see all the great work that you will create. Best of all, there is no time for tests or homework – just creativity and fun!
By the end of the course, you will:
- Understand how to shift your writing from a fulfilling hobby to a successful career
- Have a clear understanding of the changing media landscape and how it affects writers
- Understand the steps needed to begin your writing career on your terms
Careers In Writing – Available Only At Lehigh University
Careers In Writing at Blueprint is one of our six Career Courses. These courses take into account the college’s program strengths and community amenities. The writing course for high school students is available at Blueprint’s Pre-College Program at Lehigh University. Our pre-college summer programs are available to students entering grades 9th through 12th.
Begin Writing Your Own Story With Us This Summer!
Staff Spotlight – Tawni Auxier
Careers in Writing – Lehigh
Tawni Auxier is an award winning writer and poet. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of New Orleans and teaches Creative Writing at various universities, conferences, and retreats throughout the U.S. and Mexico. When she isn’t writing or leading your pre-college program, she loves to act, travel, follow rock bands, and burn toast. (She can’t cook.) Reading is so much a part of her person, it has ceased to be a hobby and now serves as a vital and constant life function, akin to breathing.
Blueprint was the best part of my summer. It gave me a taste of college and helped me discover the type of college I would like to attend. I would not pass up a chance to do this program.
The best experience of my daughter’s life. Her words. Thank you!
By the second day we had each other laughing hysterically on our way back from the dining hall! I couldn’t believe how quickly we all became friends.