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Live Writing: Breathing Life Into Your Wordsby Ralph Fletcher
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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.
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.
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