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Drop Everything and Write

Writing Lesson Plans

National Novel Writing Month (NanoWriMo) offers lesson plans for people interested in writing.


High School (9-12) Curriculum

Teaches writers to create well-developed characters and conflict. Inspires you to use your writing skills to create beautiful prose and complex plots.


Middle School (6-8) Curriculum

Provides young people with information about conflict, elements of plot and writing good dialogue.


Upper Elementary (3-5) Curriculum

Teaches authors how to create plots, well-developed characters and dialogue. Begins by teaching storytelling which will evolve into creative writing.


Lower Elementary (K-2) Curriculum

Shows writers how to create well-developed characters, plots and settings. Helps them to share their imaginative worlds.


Workbooks for Elementary, Middle and High School

These guides help authors with writing techniques.




Sub-plotting Worksheet

Writers will learn to let readers get to know their supporting characters. What are their dreams and fears?


Writing Good Dialogue

Teaches people to write dialogue that moves a story forward, increases tension and reveals characters’ relationships.


Outlining Your Plot

Helps authors discover the various stages of plot and gives each person the opportunity to create his/her own. Explains the six elements of plot including set-up, inciting incident, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution.



Creative Writing Prompts

If you would like to help students form writing topics then click on the links below. They offer pictures and situations intended to spark imaginations.


Writing Prompts   Authors will be given a story topic and a corresponding picture. Be prepared to stretch your creativity!


Writer’s Digest   You will experience adventures as you develop stories for the events described on this website.


Teaching Ideas   Each of these pictures will help you create a thousand words (or more) of a story. A short question about each photo is provided to get you started.


Every Photo Tells a Story   Helps writers delve into the beautiful artwork shown on this site by having them use the photos and paintings to begin writing.


Easy Literacy   Provides pictures that will help authors create short stories.


Easy Literacy 2   Guides writers through picture prompts that are useful in thinking of stories.