A Writer's Notebook (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Aug 24, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 144 pages
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Writers are like other people, except for at least one important difference. Other people have daily thoughts and feelings, notice this sky or that smell, but they don't do much about it.

Not writers. Writers react. And writers need a place to record those reactions. That's what a writer's notebook is for. It gives you a place to write down what makes you angry or sad or amazed, to write down what you noticed and don't want to forget . . . .

  

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Good writing is writing that comes from the heart. - Goodreads
Good book for beginning writing on a deeper level. - Goodreads
Writing doesn't have to be boring, or to a prompt. - Goodreads

Review: A Writer's Notebook: Unlocking the Writer Within You

User Review  - Colleen - Goodreads

A Writers Notebook By Ralph Fletcher 138 pages Non-Fiction A writers notebook by Ralph Fletcher is about how you can keep track of interesting things that happen around you and use them later on in ... Read full review

Review: A Writer's Notebook: Unlocking the Writer Within You

User Review  - Jei-Nhy - Goodreads

Fletcher has done a great job describing just what is a writer's notebook, what to put in a writer's notebook, and how it's useful to you as a writer. I wasn't new to keeping a notebook before I ... Read full review

Contents

WHAT IS A WRITERS NOTEBOOK ANYWAY?
1
Unforgettable Stories
8
Fierce Wonderings
16
Writing Small
23
Seed Ideas
31
THOUGHTS ABOUT NOTEBOOKS FROM PAUL FLEISCHMAN
41
Mind Pictures
43
Snatches of Talk
57
THOUGHTS ABOUT NOTEBOOKS FROM NAOMI SHIHAB NYE
67
Lists
72
THOUGHTS ABOUT NOTEBOOKS FROM LOUISE BORDEN
83
Memories
86
Writing that Scrapes the Heart
97
Writing that Inspires
107
Digging Out the Crystals
120
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About the author (2010)

Ralph Fletcher has always been a special person for children's literature. He is the author of picture books, nonfiction, and novels for young readers. How to Write Your Life Story is the fifth book in Mr. Fletcher's series of instructional writing books, which includes A Writer's Notebook, Live Writing, How Writers Work, and Poetry Matters. Mr. Fletcher lives with his family in New Hampshire.

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