Using Mike Thaler's popular Black Lagoon series, I have found that these books help inspire students to write their own creative writing story.
I usually find story writing challenging for students, but this format is doable. Students can write a succinct story without going on and on. It also teaches them to work with the criteria given. I have found this structure can help all students be successful writers! Most importantly, it is fun!
Students love reading the Black Lagoon stories! They will be able to create their own now!