The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Writer

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Free Spirit Publishing, 1995 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 175 pages
This book presents 24 step-by-step exercises that help young writers strengthen their own unique talent and voice. It includes information on finding a writing style, finding other writers, trying various types of writing, getting feedback and support from friends as well as adults, preparing a manuscript for submission to a publisher, finding the right publisher, getting paid, and more topics of interest to serious young writers. After a foreword and an introduction, chapters in the book are: (1) The Land of the Imagination; (2) Identifying the Writer Within; (3) Learning about Genres; (4) Playing with Your Imagination; (5) Finding the Right Publishers; (6) Preparing Your Manuscript; (7) Your Money and Your Publishing Rights; and (8) Connecting with the Writing Community. (Contains an index.) (SC)

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