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Writer to Writer: From Think to Ink

By: Gail Carson Levine

Acclaimed author Gail Carson Levine gives writing guidance via essays inspired by her blog readers' questions. Her most frequent advice? "Have fun, and save what you write!" Index.

ISBN: 9780062275301

JLG Release: Apr 2015


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Topics: Authorship , Creative writing and composition , Language arts , Books and libraries , Gail Carson Levine (1947- )

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Awards & Honors

Triple Crown National Book Award 2016-2017
Children’s Book Committee Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of 2016, Information Books

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Booklist, The Horn Book Guide, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal*, Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

School Library Journal

[STARRED REVIEW]
In this follow-up book to Writing Magic Creating Stories That Fly (HarperCollins, 2006), fantasy author Levine doles out realistic and helpful guidance to aspiring authors. This title is an extension of her blog, and Levine provides her audience with the common nuts and bolts of the profession, offering this advi
[STARRED REVIEW]
In this follow-up book to Writing Magic Creating Stories That Fly (HarperCollins, 2006), fantasy author Levine doles out realistic and helpful guidance to aspiring authors. This title is an extension of her blog, and Levine provides her audience with the common nuts and bolts of the profession, offering this advice: writers write, they keep writing, and they save everything they write to use again. Levine’s tone is conversational and upbeat and her suggestions easy to follow, tinged with an underlying sense of encouragement that will bolster readers. She discusses common difficulties, warning young people not to get hung up on minutiae and letting them know that confronting challenges is a surmountable part of the craft. The chapters are based on questions that have been posted to her blog and address how to develop characters and backstory, come up with plot twists and flashbacks, and create mystery and tension. Each chapter ends with appealing and doable exercises. Levine urges her audience to cast away self-criticism and to write and rewrite, underscoring that this is an enjoyable, important process. An engaging and valuable addition.—Patricia Feriano, Montgomery County Public Schools, MD

Book Details

ISBN

9780062275301

First Release

April 2015

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

808.02

Trim Size

5 1/2" x 8 1/4"

Page Count

304

Accelerated Reader

Level 6.5; Points: 9;

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

N/A

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Harper

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Authorship, Creative writing and composition, Language arts, Books and libraries, Gail Carson Levine (1947- ),

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