Grades 9-10, Fiction

Grades 9-10, Fiction


Fearless Writing – Fiction

Fearless Writing encourages students through the fascinating worlds of imaginary people and places with skills honed in our series of fiction-writing lessons.

Our introductory lesson invites students to write their own stories using the anchor point of the location of a story. This grounding in the physical reality of a specific place sets the trajectory to the following lesson on creating believable characters to inhabit the story. One of the crucial skills in making characters believable is creating realistic dialogue when the characters speak, and the next lesson assists students with that skill. Then students learn to pump up the power of their stories with a careful consideration of the point of view that will be utilized in telling the story: first person point of view or third person point of view. The sophisticated skills of flashback and foreshadowing next assist your student in building depth and personality of characters. After practicing these skills in guided exercises and through feedback sessions with an adult, the students delve into the genre of science fiction which enables them to engage in world-building while also utilizing the full range of fiction-writing techniques presented in all the lessons.

Fearless Writers of Fiction will not forget that writing is fun! Joy and self-expression through the creative process will foster your child’s continued commitment to be a Fearless Writer.


Grades 9-10, Fiction Lesson Plans include:

  1. Creating Believable Locations
  2. Creating Believable Characters
  3. Using Realistic Dialogue
  4. Using First Person Point of View to Immerse Readers in a Character’s Worldview
  5. Using Third Person Point of View
  6. Using Flashback to Build Resonance
  7. Using Foreshadowing to Build a Reader’s Sense of Story
  8. Using Science Fiction to Create Another World


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