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Seize the Story: A Handbook for Teens Who Like to Write

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Publisher Comments:

Supplemented by interviews with successful authors of teen literature—including T. A. Barron, Jona Bauer, Chris Crutcher, and Lauren Myracle, among others—this book presents all the elements of fiction, from creating believable dialogue to executing an exciting plot, through real story excerpts. Packed with tips, tricks, and writing exercises from an award-winning author of teen fiction, the guide encourages teen writers to write creatively and explore all the elements and responsibilities of fiction. With the book's goal of building competent, satisfied young authors, young people are emboldened to write the stories that are theirs alone to tell.

Book News Annotation:

This guide for teens is written in an encouraging, sympathetic, inspirational tone. The book's b&w layout has been made visually appealing for teens with chapter-opening fantasy illustrations and quotations from famous authors and others, plus frequent headings, tip boxes, brief exercise suggestions, and many examples from the work of published YA writers. Coverage encompasses voice and style, creating characters, setting, dialogue, plot, point of view, and getting past writer's block. The book includes one-page interviews with 19 YA authors, plus a section in which this book's author answers questions about her writing process. Hanley has written YA novels. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Victoria Hanley is the author of The Seer and the Sword, and her fiction has been translated into 10 languages. She lives in Loveland, Colorado.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781877673818
Author:
Hanley, Victoria
Publisher:
Cottonwood Press (Fort Collins, CO)
Subject:
Language Arts - Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
Vocational Guidance
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Creative writing
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
228
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.50 in 1.00 lb
Age Level:
12-17

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