We have been talking in the office about our learners who are interested in writing–letters, stories, even a book! In tutor training we talk about the four parts of literacy–reading, writing, listening and speaking. Check out ProLiteracy’s Notebook for Spring, Pages 7-10 where you will find a discussion on “essay maps.” The article will give you tips on helping your budding author organize his thoughts to tell his own story.
Notebook is always loaded with helpful articles for working with adult learners. Here is the link for the Spring 2013 issue (a .pdf): http://www.proliteracy.org/Downloads/2013-05_Notebook.pdf