Grades 3-8Creating characters
This is the book I wish I had when I was
trying to teach my children to write fiction. If you have been a Media
Angels customer for a while, you may know my story...how I began writing
and publishing AND how I didn't know how to write a novel, when my then
12-year old daughter Christina insisted we write one. There were many
trial and errors as we attempted to write an entertaining fiction that
was a page turner. (However we finally did, check out the Truth Seeker's
With this wonderful addition the Media Angels line-up you will be taught by a veteran author!
Meet Susan K. Marlow!
K. Marlow, fiction author of the Circle C Series with Andrea Carter is
the newest author to Media Angels. She has written a wonderful workbook
to teach children to write fiction. If you are interested in teaching
your children to write ficiton, you must take a look at Susan K.
Marlow's curriculum, a fiction writing workshop in a book for kids
Grades 3-8th (but highschoolers and adults can befit as well). (As well
as two other series of books to date!)
This 144-page workbook for budding young authors includes sections on:
How to "show-don't tell" their feelings
Beginnings that "hook" the reader
Creating scenes, plotting stories and much more!
can work at their own pace and on their own. Reach for the Stars also
works great in home school co-ops and in classrooms. Includes a
parent/teacher guide with hints for expanding the lessons if desired.
Reach for the Stars writing workbook is wonderful! The [book] will take
your child on an adventure, starting with the basics and ending with a
written story. . . More importantly, I have seen my daughter develop a
real love for writing.”
- Heidi Strawser, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC
"Mrs. Marlow has created a wonderful tool to help budding writers flex their literary muscles . . ."
- Pip, homeschooling teen
nine-year-old's attitude changed 180 degrees after taking Susan
Marlow's writing course. He now proudly states he is a great writer . .
- Tania P., homeschooling mom
"This is truly the
best I have seen on teaching a child how to write a short story. It is
laid out so nicely, easy to understand, and at a level children can find
both interesting and easy to follow."
- Gail Geese, Valley Christian School
I started the Reach for the Star writing workbook, I thought it was
just something my mom wanted me to do . . . But after I started, I
realized I had a lot of great ideas, and the writing workbook really
brought them out of me . . . It got me hooked on writing, and now I
- Anika B., homeschooling teen
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