Write Away!: A Friendly Guide for Teenage Writers

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Boynton/Cook, 1995 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 174 pages

Writing is not for proving that you can avoid errors or a way to print out what you're required to know but is a way of learning and knowing. With this attitude, Peter Stillman talks to students about writing in Write Away! A Friendly Guide for Teenage Writers. In it, he urges teenage writers to fill blank paper with the stuff of their world, not someone else's; to take some risks on paper; to stop thinking of themselves as student writers practicing for the real thing in the future. In this book, the are urged to write, never to practice-write. Write Away!is an encouraging and motivating book. Stillman speaks to teenagers not at them.

Used in a different edition as a classroom text called Writing Your Way.

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Peter R. Stillman is the author of Write Away!, Families Writing, Planting by the Moon, and Writing Your Way, Second Edition (a classroom edition of Write Away!). He holds an M.A. from the Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College, and lives in upstate New York. Peter Stillman January 23, 1934 - February 5, 2011 We are sad to report the passing of Peter Stillman, Editor and then Publisher for Boynton-Cook. Peter cared passionately about writing and the teaching of writing. Working with longtime business partner, Bob Boynton, Peter was responsible for numerous significant contributions to education, including the publication of Nancie Atwell's groundbreaking book, In the Middle. Those of us who knew him personally recall him as a true old-fashioned Publisher - a diligent reader of manuscripts, challenging authors to step up and define new areas of the field. After departing Heinemann/Boynton-Cook, Peter kept a close eye on both us and his authors, visiting the booth regularly at conferences to share a joke or a story. He will be sorely missed by those who knew and worked with him, and by those who have tended his legacy over the ensuing years. Remembering how Peter touched your life raquo;

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