"Writing may send warm shivers of pleasure up your spine. Or it may make you feel as though you are drowining in an angry, choppy, icy sea with nothing in sight but hungry, toothy sharks and storm clouds spitting out hail stones as big as golf balls."
This is the first paragraph of Apologia's wonderful new Creative Writing course by author Sharon Watson. Intended as a course for middle school students, "Jump In" can also be used by high school students who have had little practice in writing or who are reluctant writers.
Jump In Parent / Teacher Manual: Lifeguard's Locker