Writing Smart Junior: The Art and Craft of Writing

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The Princeton Review, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 310 pages
A PARENTS’ CHOICE AWARD—WINNING SERIES

Follow Bridget, Babette, Barnaby, and their feline friend Beauregard as they explore strange lands and discover, to their amazement, that writing is fun and interesting. Plus, you might discover that writing well can make you rich and famous someday (It worked for Stephen King!).

By the time you finish readingWriting Smart Junior,you’ll·write better book reports
·compose beautiful poems
·write exciting stories
·master the art of letter-writing
·learn how to use the library
Before you know it, writing will be as easy as tying your shoes (unless you have those Velcro™ tennis shoes–nothing’s that easy!).
 

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Contents

Dine and Dash at the Mute Café
1
Gearing Up for the Quest
11
A Glossary of Terms
15
Punctuation
23
The Better Letter Inn
31
Friendly Letters
39
Business Letters
44
Envelopes Are Easy
52
Observations from On High
155
Peaceful Thoughts by the Plum Trees
173
An Overview of Poetic Terms
180
Quick Sketches of Feeling
198
Young Poets Speak Out
203
The Great Story Safari
211
Why Do People Like Stories?
218
Your Life Is Your Source
222

Welcome to Fort Report
57
What Youll Find in a Library
62
Finding What You Need in a Library
65
A Bunch of Grunts in Basic Training
73
Reports That Rule
75
Brainstorming
83
Research Without Tears
84
Report Writing the Right Way
94
The Quest Presses On
123
Newspaper Articles
132
Magazine Articles
143
Editorials and Columns
147
Reviews
149
What About Essays?
150
Getting Ready to Write
227
Fleshing Out Fantasies
239
Making Your Reader See What You See
242
Show Dont Tell
250
Downstairs Upstairs and Online
259
A Writers Best Friend
269
Welcome to the Internet
277
Writing Opportunities for Young Authors
283
Publishing Your Work
284
Writing Contest
288
Cool Books for Cool Readers
291
Answers
299
About the Author
310
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