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Publisher Comments:

This book is based on the simple idea that every writer has a "tool box." Instead of awls and hammers, a writer's toolbox contains words, imagination, a love of books, a sense of story, and ideas for how to make the writing live and breathe. I wrote this book to give you some practical strategies to throw into your toolbox. I hope you'll try them, because these are ideas that can make you a better writer.

This book is titled Live Writing, and you may be wondering what I mean by that. Most of us have read (and written!) the opposite kind of writing-dull, drab language that sounds about as interesting as a city phone book. By "live writing" I mean the kind of writing that has a current running through it-energy, electricity, juice. When we read "live writing", the words seem to lift off the page and burrow deep inside us.

Synopsis:

Based on the simple idea that every writer has a toolbox containing words, imagination, a love of books, a sense of story, and ideas for how to make the writing live and breathe, the author of "A Writer's Notebook" gives readers some practical strategies to throw into their toolboxes.

About the Author

Ralph Fletcher is the author of numerous books for young readers, including A Writer's Notebook: Unlocking the Writer Within You, Live Writing: Breathing Life into Your Words,and How Writers Work: Finding a Process that Works for You. He and his wife and four sons live in New Hampshire.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780380797011
Subtitle:
Breathing Life into Your Words
Author:
Fletcher, Ralph
Author:
by Ralph Fletcher
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Creative writing
Subject:
Language Arts - Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
Children s 9-12 - language Arts
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
English language -- Rhetoric.
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
19990309
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.62x5.30x.38 in. .22 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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