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Do you want to write stories that catch your readers and never let go? Have you ever wondered how to create a book as magical as Ella Enchanted, as touching as Dave at Night, as captivating as Fairest?

Well, now you can find out! In Writing Magic, Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine shares her secrets of great writing. She shows how you, too, can get terrific ideas for stories, invent great beginnings and endings, write sparkling dialogue, develop memorable characters—and much, much more. She advises you about what to do when you feel stuck—and how to use helpful criticism. Best of all, she offers writing exercises that will set your imagination on fire.

With humor, honesty, and wisdom, Gail Carson Levine shows you that you, too, can make magic with your writing.

About the Author

Gail Carson Levine's first book for children, Ella Enchanted, was a Newbery Honor Book. Levine's other books include Ever, a New York Times bestseller; Fairest, a Best Book of the Year for Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal, and a New York Times bestseller; Dave at Night, an ALA Notable Book and Best Book for Young Adults; The Wish; The Two Princesses of Bamarre; A Tale of Two Castles; and the six Princess Tales books. She is also the author of the nonfiction books Writing Magic: Creating Stories That Fly and Writer to Writer: From Think to Ink, as well as the picture books Betsy Who Cried Wolf and Betsy Red Hoodie. Gail Carson Levine and her husband, David, live in a two-centuries-old farmhouse in the Hudson Valley of New York State.

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mjcwriter, October 3, 2009 (view all comments by mjcwriter)
As a new creative writing teacher for Young Adults, I find this book useful in many ways.
For one, the writing of Ms. Levine is clear, concise and has a young sense of humor.
Secondly, I admire the straight-forwardness the author uses especially when discussing writers' groups, how to handle rejection from publishers and how to take in and use criticism from fellow writers.Not only does the author touch on all aspects of writing fiction (finding ideas, adding details, making characters come to life, pacing the story, setting the scene, etc.) she also shares the importance of showing AND telling, finding your unique voice and the power of rewrites.
All around excellent writing book for young writers (and more experienced writers, as well.) Oh, and I didn't even mention the writing exercises at the end of each chapter.
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ISBN:
9780060519612
Subtitle:
Creating Stories that Fly
Author:
Levine, Gail Carson
Author:
Carson Levine, Gail
Author:
by Gail Carson Levine
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Fiction
Subject:
Language Arts - Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Language Arts
Subject:
Fiction -- Authorship.
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20060919
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
6.25 x 6.25 in 5.12 oz
Age Level:
from 8

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