Synopses & Reviews
Writers are like other people, except for at least one important difference. Other people have daily thoughts and feelings, notice this sky or that smell, but they don't do much about it.
Not writers. Writers react. And writers need a place to record those reactions. That's what a writer's notebook is for. It gives you a place to write down what makes you angry or sad or amazed, to write down what you noticed and don't want to forget . . . .
Many authors keep a notebook in which they record impressions. memories descriptions, coversations, ideas, facts, dreams, bits of witing they like, etc.This book shows kids what kind of thing they might take note of, and it shows them how t take that raw material and fashion it into pieces of writing. Fletcher's approach is suggestive rather than prescriptive; this book takes writng seriously but is lively, not academic, in tone and content.
About the Author
Ralph Fletcher has always been a special person for children's literature. He is the author of picture books, nonfiction, and novels for young readers. How to Write Your Life Story is the fifth book in Mr. Fletcher's series of instructional writing books, which includes A Writer's Notebook, Live Writing, How Writers Work, and Poetry Matters. Mr. Fletcher lives with his family in New Hampshire.