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They always say to write what you know. This approach is used to get middle schoolers prepared to write novels of their own. Using a favorite book as a model, potential novelists respond to prompts that ask about characters, plot, main conflict, setting, point of view, and style. This engaging and well-constructed activity sets the stage for a much longer writing process that is sure to end with wonderfully written narratives.