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Teacher’s Guide

  • Crammed with teaching ideas and discussion starters
  • Contains answer key for questions and assignments such as identifying the hero’s journey phases in the Disney movie Tangled
  • Equips you to be as involved as you want
  • See the free sample above!

Note: The course refers to The Last Book In The Universe by Rodman Philbrick (sold separately) in many of its chapters. It is strongly recommend that you purchase it to use with the textbook.


“It was difficult to find something I felt students could learn from AND that I could teach easily. This is working perfectly and I am enjoying teaching it so much. Thank you!” -Jean V., co-op teacher

 An exciting textbook for your storyteller!

Are you raising the next C. S. Lewis or Jane Austen? Help your student develop their fiction-writing talents. Writing Fiction [In High School]: Bringing Your Stories to Life will help students…

• Build scenes • Get published
• Ramp up the conflict • Hook their readers
• Select a point of view • Write engaging dialogue
• Create empathetic protagonists • Describe settings and characters
• Critique themselves and other writers • And much, much more!

Can be self-taught with guidance or used in co-ops

  • A two-semester course for English credit
  • No prerequisites needed
  • 13 fact-filled chapters, approximately 300 pages
  • 89 practical lessons and 100 interesting assignments
  • One of only a few fiction texts uniquely designed for high school teens
  • Written to the student in a conversational tone
  • Hundreds of age-appropriate fiction examples from classics to recent novels
  • Optional manuscript track for teens who have already written a story


What Students & Teachers Are Saying

“I won second place in my library’s writing contest with a story I wrote for an assignment in this book. This is the most enjoyable course I took this year!”

— ANNA, a freshman

“Sharon’s course is a great way to introduce high school students to the concepts of fiction. These keys will help them analyze fiction while writing their own.”

— CARA PUTNAM, co-op teacher and author of Stars in the Night

“This course was one of the most entertaining and useful classes I took all year, if not one of my favorites from my entire high school career.”

— PHILLIP, a senior

“Thank you for teaching me about writing for the heart, the soul, and the mind.”

— JONATHON, a junior

“Mrs. Watson’s book is fabulous!”

— CLARA, a freshman

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