Writing Radar: Using Your Journal to Snoop Out and Craft Great Stories

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The Newbery Award–winning author of Dead End in Norvelt shares advice for how to be the best brilliant writer in this funny and practical creative writing guide perfect for all kids who dream of seeing their name on the spine of a book.

With the signature wit and humor that have garnered him legions of fans, Jack Gantos instructs young writers on using their "writing radar" to unearth story ideas from their everyday lives. Incorporating his own misadventures as a developing writer, Gantos inspires readers to build confidence and establish good writing habits as they create, revise, and perfect their stories. Pop-out text boxes highlight key tips, alongside Gantos's own illustrations, sample stories, and snippets from his childhood journals. More than just a how-to guide, Writing Radar is a celebration of the power of storytelling and an ode to the characters who—many unwittingly—inspired Gantos's own writing career.

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Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Published on
Aug 29, 2017
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Pages
208
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ISBN
9780374304577
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Literary
Juvenile Nonfiction / Language Arts / Composition & Creative Writing
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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