|Excellent Fiction Curriculum|
I've actually come across the National Novel Writers Month ("NaNoWriMo") and decided to participate both this summer, if possible ("Camp NaNo") and in November when the "official" NaNoWriMo kicks off. For adults, the goal is to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. You are allowed to do pre-writing tasks before the event, in fact it's encouraged (and helps you write a quicker, much more cohesive project). There are no prizes, although winners might get special offers from sponsors.
They have NaNoWriMo YWP (young writer's program) where you (the instructor or parent) helps a child set a word-count goal that's within reason but still a stretch for them, and they can also set off and write along side you (if you participate).