HSHSP Ep 63: Short Story Writing- Don’t Miss the Fun!

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HSHSP Ep 63: Short Story Writing- Don’t Miss the Fun!HSHSP Ep 63: Short Story Writing- Don’t Miss the Fun!

One of my homeschool highschoolers’ favorite writing assignments was short story writing. It didn’t start out that way. At first most of my kids felt intimidated, but it didn’t last long. They learned to have fun and become skilled at this important type of writing.

Teens need lots of different kinds of writing for a good Language Arts credit. Each year they should do some kind of creative writing, even if they don’t think they are creative!

You can ease teens into the process with a progression of different kinds of stories. For instance:

9th graders can write Personal Narratives (a family story). They learn some plotline and conversation-writing skills.

10th graders can write Tall Tales. This original American superhero story helps teens get comfortable with using their imaginations and character development.

11th graders can write Myth-Fantasy. Writers like C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien popularized the genre back in the 1960s, now it is everywhere. Teens can learn to follow the Myth-Fantasy genre formula and build in “old truths”.

Join Sabrina, Vicki and Marilyn for a fun, practical discussion of the how’s and why’s of short story writing for teens.


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