A Writer's Notebook: Unlocking the Writer within You

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Harper Collins, Aug 24, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 144 pages
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Tap into your inner writer with this book of practical advice by the bestselling author of How Writers Work and the ALA Notable Book Fig Pudding.

Writers are just like everyone else—except for one big difference. Most people go through life experiencing daily thoughts and feelings, noticing and observing the world around them. But writers record these thoughts and observations. They react. And they need a special place to record those reactions.  

Perfect for classrooms, A Writer’s Notebook gives budding writers a place to keep track of all the little things they notice every day. Young writers will love these useful tips for how to use notes and jottings to create stories and poems of their own.

 

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This is an excellent book to use to spark interesting writing. My 8 year old son, 11 year old daughter, and I are enjoying the light-hearted, inspirational entries. Read full review

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This is a great book! A must-have for writers!!!!! It gave me soooooooo many new ideas!
I now have my own writer's notebook, and I used most of the ideas in it from this amazing book. There are
some things that didn't appeal to me that much, but hey! No one likes everything!
Overall, this is a valuable book for any writer since it will give you a valuable tool as a writer.
 

Contents

WHAT IS A WRITERS NOTEBOOK ANYWAY?
1
Unforgettable Stories
8
Fierce Wonderings
16
Writing Small
23
Seed Ideas
31
THOUGHTS ABOUT NOTEBOOKS FROM PAUL FLEISCHMAN
41
Mind Pictures
43
Snatches of Talk
57
THOUGHTS ABOUT NOTEBOOKS FROM NAOMI SHIHAB NYE
67
Lists
72
THOUGHTS ABOUT NOTEBOOKS FROM LOUISE BORDEN
83
Memories
86
Writing that Scrapes the Heart
97
Writing that Inspires
107
Digging Out the Crystals
120
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Ralph Fletcher has always been a special person for children's literature. He is the author of picture books, nonfiction, and novels for young readers. How to Write Your Life Story is the fifth book in Mr. Fletcher's series of instructional writing books, which includes A Writer's Notebook, Live Writing, How Writers Work, and Poetry Matters. Mr. Fletcher lives with his family in New Hampshire.

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