In Writing Wizards, we foster a love of writing by guiding our students to write and publish their own short novel! Using literature like Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia as inspiration, each pair of students designs a fantasy world that includes major and minor characters, fantastic settings, an extended backstory and a world of wonder. The authors use artwork and brainstorming to design plot twists and dynamic characters. Teachers guide the students, providing contextual mini-lessons on writing techniques that include the use of dialogue, detailed descriptions, sensory-rich word choice, and character development. At the end of the course, students take home their completed novel!