Writing Radar

Writing Radar

Using your Journal to Snoop Out and Craft Great Stories

Book - 2017
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"Bursting with practical tips and tricks, such as creating actual story-finding maps of your neighborhood, this book will help you build confidence and establish good writing habits as you learn to use a journal to snoop out plots full of action and emotion about yourself, your family, your friends, your neighbors, and your pets. As Jack shows you hot to shape your rough ideas, organize plots, and polish drafts to shiny perfection, he also shares his own missteps - and ultimate success - as a would-be writer in middle school."
Publisher: New York :, Farrar Straus Giroux,, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780374304560
Characteristics: 203 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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LPL_DanC Oct 18, 2017

Jack Gantos is like a David Sedaris for kids, and now he's written a book for kids about writing. Full of instructions for kids on how to keep a notebook to record all the interesting material they can turn into their own stories, the book also contains a number of amusing anecdotes and drawings from Gantos' own childhood. Lots of fun and some great tips for young writers.


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