Be a Writer: Your Guide to the Writing Life!

Be a Writer: Your Guide to the Writing Life!
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June 21, 2006
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You've got a voice the world wants to hear-ideas that deserve to be written down and shared with others. Here's the book that shows you how. Packed with practical tips and techniques to help young writers build a solid foundation, this fun, easy-to-use guide is a comprehensive introduction to the world of the written word. You'll master essential techniques like how to generate interesting ideas, how to add descriptive detail and how to beat writer's block. Plus, learn how to perform the five most important revisions, and develop other key skills you need to be a successful writer for fun, for school, for college, and for life. You'll also be introduced to different types of writing as you learn how to craft memoirs, essays, fiction, book reviews, and more. Includes dozens of exercises and examples to get you going!

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Reader reviewed by Joel

There is a lot more to writing than essays and book reports. This book shows young writers the tricks of the trade and helps them showcase the creativity and talent they have inside.

Some of my favorite chapters from this book are:

Ch 3 "Be a Drafter" the author helps the reader figure out what kind of drafting is best for their style.

Ch 6 "Be a Publisher" a basic understanding of publishing and some tips about how young writers can publish their work.

Ch 10 "Be a Fiction Writer" offers some nice exercises and activities to help stir up your creative juices.

Overall, this book is worth reading. I read the electronic version but there is also a print version.
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