This is an elective course with a concentration on rigorous and continual writing that integrates creativity and innovation with the synthesis of literary elements of poetry and prose. Focus is placed on the writing process from pre-writing to publication. Students will regularly read and critique both the writing of modern authors and poets, as well as their own work. The course will also cover marketing and sales issues related to publication. Culmination of the course is a publishable portfolio of writing. This course addresses all Arizona State Standards for Writing as well as Reading Standards R-S1-C6, R-S2-C1, C2, & C3. Students may take this course multiple times for elective credit.