Guy-Write: What Every Guy Writer Needs to Know

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Henry Holt and Company (BYR), Jul 3, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 176 pages

It's no secret that many guys dread writing assignments. But writing doesn't have to be "boring nerd-work." Writing is about power; it's about fun; it's about spoofs, humor, sports, blood, farts, superheroes, giant monsters tearing down the city, and serious subjects, too. Ralph Fletcher, a guy writer himself and the author of forty-one books, discusses every tip needed to find the sweet spot in writing: the place where everything except the words stands still. With advice from favorite authors like Jon Scieszka, Jarrett Krosoczka, and Robert Lipsyte, this hands-on book will make a writer out of any guy.

 

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GUY-WRITE: What Every Guy Writer Needs to Know

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Guys love writing as much as they love reading...when they can do their own thing.Writer and writing instructor Fletcher offers a new writing guide with advice aimed squarely at boys. Most guys love ... Read full review

Contents

Dude You Are Not Alone
1
Humor
9
Riding the Vomit Comet
17
Writes of Blood Battles and Gore
33
Superheroes and Fantasy
45
Sports Writing
60
Freaky Stories
74
An Interview with Robert San Souci
82
Draw First
91
Emotional Writing Isnt Just
106
10
117
12
143
Suggested Reading
156
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Ralph Fletcher is the author of a wide range of books for young readers, from picture books (The Sandman) to novels (The One O'Clock Chop), from memoirs (Marshfield Dreams) to writing advice (Guy-Write). He also teaches workshops on poetry and writing. Mr. Fletcher lives with his family in Lee, New Hampshire.

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