At A Novel Idea, we believe in the transformative power of language. We believe that words can change minds, change hearts, change our lives, and change the world.
That's a tall order for anyone, let alone a room full of kids. But we don't let that stop us. ANI believes that non-comparative measures of learning are the best way to show growth. We believe that a healthy dose of passion and a seemingly ludicrous task are just the remedy for our multiple-choice society. We believe that a few well-placed dreams can alter the trajectory of a young person's life.
During a series of small explosions, ANI students write a for-real commercial-length novel, complete with protagonists and antagonists at each other's throats, gut-wrenching plot twits, and achingly beautiful prose. Over 90 ANI students have completed a novel with ANI. It's a radically different way to teach writing, language, and grammar.
Because of ANI's success, we now offer after-school creative writing clubs, classes for adults, a class to help you write your memoir, and a whole bunch of one-day classes about creativity. If you have questions, we have answers in our FAQ. If you have questions and you're also a parent, we have a letter for that. And if you'd like to know more about ANI's Chief Executive Muse, we've got you covered.