Just Write: Here's How!

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HarperCollins, Apr 24, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 176 pages
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After writing more than one hundred books, it still amazes me that I have been lucky enough to spend most of my life doing what I truly love: writing.

What makes a writer? The desire to tell a story, a love of language, an eye for detail, practice, practice, practice. How well should you know your characters? Do you need to outline before you write? How important is length? Now Walter Dean Myers, the new National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and New York Times bestselling and award-winning author, walks you through the writing process.


  • Examples from his writing and reading experiences
  • Walter's six-box and four-box outlines for writing fiction and nonfiction
  • Excerpted pages from Walter's own notebooks
  • An afterword by Ross Workman, Walter's teen coauthor of kick
  • Writing tips from both Walter and Ross

Anyone can be a writer, with a little help from Walter Dean Myers!

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WDM = awesome writer. - Goodreads
Pretty good, I learnt more about writing stories. - Goodreads
Good for Myers' fans who are thinking about writing. - Goodreads
Excellent writing craft book for teens and adults. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Travis - Goodreads

Walter Dean Myers has written or co-written over 100 books for teens and young readers, but in this offering, Myers expands on his role as a literary ambassador to young people. Just Write: Here's How ... Read full review

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User Review  - Felicia - Goodreads

A very simple and quick read and is definitely a recommendation for aspiring writers of all ages.Not only does it gives advice,it also shows Walter Deans Myers own methods of how he writes and you get ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Walter Dean Myers is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, New York Times bestselling author of Monster, and winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award. The critically acclaimed author of Kick, Lockdown, Dope Sick, Game, Street Love, The Autobiography of My Dead Brother, Handbook for Boys, and Bad Boy, he is considered one of the preeminent writers for children. Walter's novel shooter is the inspiration for the film Case 219.

His latest picture-book collaboration with his son, Christopher Myers, We Are America: A Tribute from the Heart, is a love letter to the United States that reimagines what it means to be an American. Visit www.who-is-america.com to find out more!

Walter lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, with his family.

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