View Full Version : Fiction writing unit?

02-24-2013, 11:06 PM
Orion and I havent dont any fiction writing curriculum at all, and I want to do that as part of his Sr year - he loves writing fan fic, so I think its relevant.

the only product I know if is this (http://www.creative-writing-solutions.com/creative-writing-lesson-plan.html). I'd just get that portion, for $22, not the whole game and everything, which i did consider previously.

Does anyone have any other ideas?

Cynthia Williford
02-25-2013, 03:51 PM
I know of a couple of programs. There's the One Year Adventure Novel where students learn writing skills by writing a novel. One Year Adventure Novel - Homeschool Writing Curriculum - Daniel Schwabauer (http://www.oneyearnovel.com/) Homeschoolbuyersco-op.org sometimes offers group buy discounts for it. There's also Learn to Write the Novel Way (Learn to Write the Novel Way: 9780966419009: Amazon.com: Books (http://www.amazon.com/Learn-Write-Novel-Way/dp/0966419006)), which is way cheaper. The program you were looking at used to called Druidawn and was a D&D style game/writing program. I see that it's not being sold currently, which is a shame because I had it as a back burner kind of idea. If you don't need it right away, maybe they'll revise and re-offer it. Nanowrimo also has a few resources, but it's not a curriculum. Resources for Young Writers | NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program (http://ywp.nanowrimo.org/resources) There's also helpful information at Creative Writing Now. Creative Writing Courses and Ideas: An Online Resource for Writers (http://www.creative-writing-now.com/) :)

02-25-2013, 08:01 PM
We've used the NaNoWriMo materials they are free and come in 3 age ranges.

02-25-2013, 09:50 PM
thanks for the NaNoWriMo plug, those workbooks look great. I hope I can inspire my dd9 to try this out next Nov. We'll start the free elementary book ahead of time. looks fun!

02-25-2013, 10:23 PM
i've heard one year adventure novel is very xtian. i'll check out the others, thanks. last i looked, to do the whole druidawn thing you had to join a club or something, as a subscription. it looked really odd and way more than i was willing to spend. i'll consider doing nanowrimo with him next year, thats a good idea

02-25-2013, 10:48 PM
You can also just use the Nanowrimo materials out of season. They're very good.