This is a document that outlines 20 exercises originally designed for use in Secondary School, to teach and practice creative writing. Each lesson goes through the basic plot devices and story elements in a good short story, and is focused on getting the student's imagination going, while producing about 1-2 pages per assignment. The student also has the flexibility to not do the assigned assignment and write anything story-related they desire at any time. 20 lessons in all. Originally developed by my father, who is now retired, but taught in the Richmond School District (California, USA) for many years.