When I Grow Up, I Want to Be a Writer

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Lobster Press, 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 83 pages
Finally, a book for the budding wordsmith! Veteran author Cynthia MacGregor tells it like it is: the only way to become a good writer is to write, write, write! With entertaining anecdotes, practical tips, and useful exercises, MacGregor encourages children to sharpen their pencils, satisfy their creative urges, and strengthen their communication skills.
Packed with practical tips and exercises, When I Grow Up, I Want to be a Writer offers something for every kind of writer. From journalism to fiction writing, this book covers it all, introducing kids to the many different career paths writing can take.
 

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I purchased a copy of this book over 10 years ago, and I have been trying to find affordable copies of it to collect a classroom set for my English 9 students to use. I myself only paid $9.95 for a brand new copy, and I am appalled that most of the copies I have found to purchase are astronomically priced at $50 and above. One I found was even priced at over $1000. This book would be a useful tool if it could be put more reasonably into the hands of those who are most apt to use it well.
Linda in Northeast Indiana
 

Contents

Is That It?
9
Jane Is Boring
24
Avoid These Like the Plague
39
Greeting Cards
63
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About the author (2001)

Author and editor Cynthia MacGregor has written over fifty books for children and their families, including several titles published by Lobster Press: Come on, Mom! 75 Things for Mothers and Daughters to Do Together(2008), Think for Yourself: A Kid's Guide to Solving Life's Dilemmas and Other Sticky Problems(2008), When I Grow Up, I Want to Be a Writer(2001), and Thanks, Aunt Zelda! Thank-You Cards for Kids to Craft(2002). She lives in Palm Springs, Florida, and offers a free ezine at www.cynthiamacgregor.com.

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