So, You Wanna Be a Writer?: How to Write, Get Published, and Maybe Even Make It Big!

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Vicki Hambleton, Cathleen Greenwood
Beyond Words Publishing, Incorporated, 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 156 pages
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SO, YOU WANNA BE A WRITER? is a how-to book that teaches young, aspiring authors how to achieve their dreams. In this follow-up book to the popular SO, YOU WANNA BE A ROCK STAR? Hambleton and Greenwood reveal to kids, in a fun and informative style, how to practice and improve their writing, get published, and maybe even become famous! The book also contains both practical advice and insights from real kid authors. Writer wannabes will learn: * how to begin a career in writing * exploring different areas of writing: poetry, journalism, fiction, or nonfiction * where to find inspiration for your stories * how to approach publishers and get your writing published * a current and thorough list of magazines, web-sites, and book publishers looking for new authors * creative ideas for improving your writing SO, YOU WANT TO BE A WRITER? also profiles 20 real kid authors who are out there accomplishing their dreams by writing and getting attention for their work. By highlighting the real-life publishing successes of everyday kids, the book sends the message that if the kids of today believe in themselves, anything can happen!

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About the author (2001)

Vicki Hambleton is a verbal tutor for students in grades 9-12. She was a project editor and writer or "Benchmark Education", specializing in books for grades K-8. Her writing has appeared in numerous children's publications including "Cobblestone", "Calliope", and "Footsteps".

Cathleen Greenwood is a teacher, published writer, consultant for the National Council of Teachers of English, and veteran presenter at national and local professional conferences on teaching and writing. She has helped countless students successfully submit writings to magazines, publishers, and contests.

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