Clear Water Press provides quality educational materials that focus on creative writing skills, teaching students how to reveal meaningful themes through Story.

Our homeschool writing curricula have been used by thousands of homeschoolers as well as by charter students, co-ops, and public and private schools. Award-winning author Daniel Schwabauer leads students through each video-based writing adventure, inviting young writers into a longterm, supportive creative community.

One Year Novel

One Year Novel High School Writing Curriculum

High School

Award-winning author Daniel Schwabauer shares principles for writing with impact as he leads students through the process of writing their own novel during one school year.

This course is worth one English credit.

Visit the One Year Adventure Novel website for an in-depth look at this highly acclaimed writing program.

Cover Story

Cover Story Writing - Middle School Writing Curriculum

Middle School

Through the process of creating the content for their own magazine, Cover Story writing students are led, step by step, on a fun, thought-provoking journey of exploration and creation. They write poems, short stories, nonfiction articles, letters, and many other short pieces.

Course provides one English credit. Wonderful DVD lessons.


High School

Byline takes 8th–12th graders on a quest for stories left untold in the forgotten corners of history. As they step into the role of a 1930s-era newspaper reporter, Daniel Schwabauer guides them into compelling journalistic writing. Along the way, students are equipped to write great academic essays!

This writing course is worth one English credit.

Daniel Schwabauer is one of the most insightful, inspiring teachers I have encountered. The concepts he taught me have changed the way I approach writing—both creatively and analytically.

Student Novel: Fable Weaver, a YA fantasy novelfable weaver

When fiction’s worst villain escapes the prison of Tierra Fabula —the place characters go when their stories are over—and begins launching evil into the real world, Linnet is forced to enter the pages of legend. The only way to prevent both worlds from spinning out of control is to face the dark enemy in the place of her greatest power—the world of books. Purchase in the Store.
Written by a student of the One Year Adventure Novel writing curriculum.

“This book is a fun ride with very likeable characters.”