Just Write: Here's How!

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HarperCollins, Apr 24, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 176 pages
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After writing more than one hundred books, it still amazes me that I have been lucky enough to spend most of my life doing what I truly love: writing.

What makes a writer? The desire to tell a story, a love of language, an eye for detail, practice, practice, practice. How well should you know your characters? Do you need to outline before you write? How important is length? Now Walter Dean Myers, the new National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and New York Times bestselling and award-winning author, walks you through the writing process.

Includes:

  • Examples from his writing and reading experiences
  • Walter's six-box and four-box outlines for writing fiction and nonfiction
  • Excerpted pages from Walter's own notebooks
  • An afterword by Ross Workman, Walter's teen coauthor of kick
  • Writing tips from both Walter and Ross

Anyone can be a writer, with a little help from Walter Dean Myers!

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User Review  - dchaikin - LibraryThing

13. Just Write: Here's How! by Walter Dean Myers (2012, 176 pages, Read Feb 21 - Mar 4) Looking for books on writing at my library, this came up in ebook format because I sorted by publication date ... Read full review

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User Review  - CircusTrain - LibraryThing

5Q - written in young adult vernacular without a speck of condescension. A very practical guide, and one with a hope of being followed. Lots of personal examples from the author. 5P - fun to read but ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Walter Dean Myers is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, New York Times bestselling author of Monster, and winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award. The critically acclaimed author of Kick, Lockdown, Dope Sick, Game, Street Love, The Autobiography of My Dead Brother, Handbook for Boys, and Bad Boy, he is considered one of the preeminent writers for children. Walter's novel shooter is the inspiration for the film Case 219.

His latest picture-book collaboration with his son, Christopher Myers, We Are America: A Tribute from the Heart, is a love letter to the United States that reimagines what it means to be an American. Visit www.who-is-america.com to find out more!

Walter lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, with his family.

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