My first project for 2015 is to complete my book: A Quick Guide to Teaching Teens to Write Fiction. I’m well on my way, developing material and finding resources for use in high school or home school classes and adding accompanying templates and rubrics to help both students and teachers. The book could also be used if you are running an after-school writing club.
So far the book’s plan covers the basics of story writing skills, from brainstorming and planning, through writing great beginnings, plotting (with templates), writing dialogue, developing characters, writing description, and writing conclusions, to editing–and there are still a few more things I’d like to add. If there’s anything you’d like to see included, please let me know. I’m happy to find the resources you need. Also, if you can think of a better title, please let me know! Creating titles is just not my happy place.
I’ve added new writing prompts, too, so drop by the writing prompts tab and see what ‘s new.
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I wish you all the best in 2015!!