Writing Radar

Writing Radar

Using your Journal to Snoop Out and Craft Great Stories

Book - 2017 | First edition.
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The Newbery Award-winning author of Dead End in Norvelt shares advice for how to be the best brilliant writer in this funny and practical creative writing guide perfect for all kids who dream of seeing their name on the spine of a book.

With the signature wit and humor that have garnered him legions of fans, Jack Gantos instructs young writers on using their "writing radar" to unearth story ideas from their everyday lives. Incorporating his own misadventures as a developing writer, Gantos inspires readers to build confidence and establish good writing habits as they create, revise, and perfect their stories. Pop-out text boxes highlight key tips, alongside Gantos's own illustrations, sample stories, and snippets from his childhood journals. More than just a how-to guide, Writing Radar is a celebration of the power of storytelling and an ode to the characters who--many unwittingly--inspired Gantos's own writing career.

Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780374304560
Branch Call Number: J 808.02 Ganto
Characteristics: xx, 203 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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LPL_DanC Oct 18, 2017

Jack Gantos is like a David Sedaris for kids, and now he's written a book for kids about writing. Full of instructions for kids on how to keep a notebook to record all the interesting material they can turn into their own stories, the book also contains a number of amusing anecdotes and drawings from Gantos' own childhood. Lots of fun and some great tips for young writers.

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