These fiction-writing lessons were developed by Meredith Sue Willis, a professional writer from the Teachers and Writers Collaborative. For best results, follow the activities in order, from 1 to 6.

Activity 1 — Writing Dialogue

Activity 2 — Setting the Scene

Activity 3 — Character Descriptions

Activity 4 — Action Writing

Activity 5 — Developing Internal Monologue (Characters' Thoughts and Feelings)

Activity 6 — Creating Story Starters

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