Step 1: Adventure Quest

Step 1: Adventure Quest

Do you have a daydreamer, a voracious reader or creative kid?

Adventure Quest is a self-paced 8 week creative writing course is filled with fun activities like drawing a map, creating story playlists, and writing poetry. Students are given prompts to write and edit a short story and education on outlining, capitalization, punctuation and a whole lot more!

We designed this course to help your student grow with step-by-step education about the writing process from planning to editing. We teach practical application of their endless creativity.

I liked that it addressed problems that are NEVER addressed anywhere else, like the writers block, and how to focus better. The story planning was good too, and it helped me lay out my story. - Dalton, Student age 14
StoryQuest was very responsive and helpful when we encountered any difficulty. And it was great to see my kids enjoying a writing class so much! - Janice D. Parent

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Why Does It Work?

Story Quest Academy courses appeals to the five different learning styles: Auditory, Verbal, Visual, Logical, or Kinesthetic AND the different types of writers: Planners and Explorers.

  • Audio lessons for auditory learners
  • Written lessons for the verbal and logical learners
  • Worksheets and drawing activities to help visual learners visualize the topic
  • Hands-on activities for physical or kinesthetic learners
  • Prompts and worksheets to get the planners from the daydreaming stage to the writing stage
  • Short versions of the worksheets to keep the explorers interested and lessons on story structure to help them write better stories
My goal is to help kids LOVE stories, boost their imagination, and cultivate their creativity.

BONUS #1: Fantasy World-Building: Basic Building Blocks Workbook

Rich and vibrant fantasy worlds are one of my favorite things in fiction. World-building is something you could spend your whole life developing. The best way to start building your world is filling in the broad strokes before adding the little details so this bonus workbook will be walking you through the basic building blocks of fantasy world-building.

BONUS #2: 25% Discount on ProWritingAid

You'll receive a 25% discount on ProWritingAid grammar checking software that teaches grammar through editing.

The course is self-paced, so students can begin at any time

This course is designed to take the student two months from beginning to end. With the self-paced, complete-it-as-you-go format, your teenager can take it slow if they need more time finish each lesson or speed up and complete the lessons ahead of schedule. This allows you to customize the course depending on their learning speed and lifestyle. You can hit pause on sick days and pick up right where you left off.

I liked the side quests a LOT they were really fun, especially the one with the pirates! And I liked learning about the parts of a story! - Belle, Student age 12

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During this 8 weeks course Story Questers learn about:

  • Creating a full outline from a summary sentence
  • The five stages in every short story
  • The essential elements in adventure stories
  • How to conquer Writer's Block
  • The Hero's Journey story structure
  • The Ordinary World stage of the Hero's Journey
  • Action Beats and how you can use them to improve your story
  • Grammar lessons on punctuation and capitalization

Imagination Boosting Side Quests include:

  • Running writing sprints with their friends
  • Creating a story playlist
  • How to write an acrostic poem
  • Drawing a map of their story
  • And more!

The Whole Family Can Join In The Book Club Discussion

Students will read two books, the classic Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson and the indie book, The Wendy by Erin Michelle Sky and Steven Brown. Many of the classical books we read are available for free. The indie book is not included for free.

They will get questions to answer, topics to discuss, and fun book activities like the Treasure Island Pirates game to fully immerse themselves in the book. There are also family-friendly movies and tv shows recommendations for each book!

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Hi there, I’m Amelia Nichole

I'm a professional copywriter, a homeschool graduate, and published short story author. I live in Northern Idaho with my family, my big dog and a small flock of quail. I am a business consultant and copywriter for a design and marketing agency. When I'm not writing or reading something, you can find me painting birds or gardening.

The Writing Academy I Wish Existed When I Was A Teen

I created the Story Quest Academy because I have a genuine passion for fiction writing, empowering young writers to tell their stories and sharing what I've learned from nine years as a professional writer. I believe everyone has a story to tell and I want to help them say it well.

Meet the rest of the team here!

Evaluation vs Grades

It can be hard to know whether something was an A+ story or a B- and a grade doesn't give much information for your student to know where they need to improve their story.

At Story Quest Academy, we think constructive feedback is the best way to grow as a writer which is why we provide you will evaluation questions to help you provide feedback on your writer's story in thirty minutes or less!

Don't have time or energy to give feedback on your writer's story? No problem!

You can get a story evaluation by one of the qualified instructors at Story Quest Academy for only $15. This also includes basic grammar and spelling corrections. 

Exclusive Rewards

You will receive an exclusive reward from Story Quest Academy to give your teenage writer once they complete their writing quest! These rewards will help to incentivize them to write and keep them motivated to finish their stories!

Here is a sneak peek of the printable bookmark prizes your teen will unlock in this Adventure Quest!

FAQs

In the day and age of texting and emojis, creative writing is an essential subject to help tweens & teens learn how to communicate their thoughts and ideas eloquently. Writing short stories is the best way to have fun while teaching them how to order their thoughts and improve their grammar! They won't even realize its schoolwork!

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Story Quest Academy Blog

Find tips and tricks to boost your child's imagination and cultivate their creativity on our blog!

Write Your Story + Tips, Tricks & Fun Stuff

This week, you will start writing your short story, learn ten tips to conquer your Writer's Block and how to get rewards for writing!

Treasure Island Book Club Activities

Get the questions and topics for your book club discussion of Treasure Island, plus get a fresh perspective from your story by taking a break with a fun pirate-themed party game!

Learn about The Hero's Journey and Read The Wendy

Submit your story and get a fun BONUS quest! This week we will learn about the first step in the Hero's Journey: The Ordinary World.

Book Club Selection: The Wendy by Erin Michelle Sky and Steven Brown

Learn About Secret Messages in Poetry and Action Beats

This week, we will be talking about "Action Beats" and how can you use them to improve your story.

Learn about The Ordinary World and Draw A Map

This week, we'll learn about verbs and how to avoid common grammar errors. We'll also be drawing a map of the adventure your character embarked on!

BONUS: Fantasy World-Building Workbook

Rich and vibrant fantasy worlds are one of my favorite things in fiction. World-building is something you could spend your whole life developing. The best way to start building your world is filling in the broad strokes before adding the little details so this workbook will be walking you through the basic building blocks of fantasy world-building.

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 Adventure Quest
 $30.00 USD
 Adventure Quest + Story Evaluation
 $45.00 USD
 Adventure Quest + Mystery Quest
 $60.00 USD
 Adventure Quest + Mystery Quest + 2x Story Evaluations
 $90.00 USD

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