One Year Adventure Novel

What People Like :)

  • Entertaining DVD lessons to go along with the text book.

  • Students will write their own original novel within a school year.

  • Great for teens, ages 13+ who want to become serious writers.

  • The creator, Daniel Schwabauer, is a published novelist.


What People Don't Like :(

  • It’s expensive! $239 for 78 lessons in 4 DVDS, textbook, workbook, access to an online forum, etc.

User Tips:

View the sample lessons to get a feel for the curriculum before you buy.

The workbook can be purchased separately for another teen in the family to use.

For middle school aged students, try Cover Story.


Try Instead:

For a much less-expensive, all-around, digital writing curriculum, try Brave Writer, Help for High School

For an all-around writing curriculum (teaches self-editing, essay skills, grammar, etc.) try Write Shop I & II 


Author/Publisher/Website: Daniel Schwabauer, Clear Water Press,

Summary from company: “The One Year Adventure Novel guides students (grades 8-12) through the process of writing a structured, compelling adventure novel over the course of one school year. The program’s unique approach to writing begins where many writing courses don’t go at all, with an exploration of Story.”


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