My Weird Writing Tips

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In this book, you'll learn . . .

  • when to use "its" and when to use "it's"
  • how to come up with your own mind-blowing story ideas
  • tips for writing sentences that aren't boring
  • the difference between ...
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Overview

In this book, you'll learn . . .

  • when to use "its" and when to use "it's"
  • how to come up with your own mind-blowing story ideas
  • tips for writing sentences that aren't boring
  • the difference between commas and apostrophes
  • spelling tricks for difficult words
  • why there's no ham in hamburgers
  • and much, much more!

Whether you're a kid who thinks writing is hard or an aspiring bestselling author, this funny, informative book by bestselling author Dan Gutman is the writing guide for you!

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Facing off against the convention wisdom among some that “CUL8R is the same as see you later” and that “Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are boring,” Gutman provides compelling evidence why those kids should change their thinking: “You sound like a dumbhead.” With help from Andrea and A.J., two characters from his My Weird School series, Gutman walks readers through the basics of writing and revising stories (“Move it along. Get to the point. You don’t want your readers to die from old age while they’re reading your story”), before moving on to common grammatical pitfalls and spelling woes. With pitch-perfect humor and forthright, no-nonsense encouragement, it’s an ideal writing and grammar guide for kids who typically wouldn’t touch one with a 10-foot poll. Er, pole. Ages 8–12. Author’s agent: Liza Pulitzer Voges, Eden Street Literary. (July)
School Library Journal
09/01/2013
Gr 3–6—With the help of his characters Arlo, Emily, and Andrea, Gutman makes grammar entertaining. However, his introduction is immediately off-putting as he states that anyone who regularly uses bad grammar sounds like a "dumbhead." In a school environment where students juggle two or more languages, along with the other aches and pains of growing up, calling someone a "dumbhead" for not using proper grammar is unacceptable. Gutman fills the book with helpful information, including how to start writing a short story, how to organize research for nonfiction writing, and how to master confusing words like "their, they're, there." The book is readable, with kid-friendly language and valid suggestions and tricks. Perhaps teachers could use excerpts, rather than handing students the book itself.—Sarah Knutson, American Canyon Middle School, CA
Kirkus Reviews
Practical advice on writing from a best-selling author. Hoping to counter the texting culture with an upbeat volume on how to write well and why to care about good grammar and clear writing, Gutman draws on his own career in writing, especially his My Weird School series. Though disingenuous at times and too self-consciously fun, the little guide does impart important advice in a straightforward manner. Short chapters and cartoonish illustrations keep the lessons light, covering such essentials as the importance of paragraphing, cutting unnecessary adjectives, using a dictionary, proofreading and structuring longer pieces. To students who think being illiterate is cool and that spelling, grammar and punctuation are boring--that sentences like "The girls's lined up in sise order" are just fine--Gutman says, "Sounding like a dumbhead isn't cool." This junior version of Strunk and White's The Elements of Style may just help young writers "trim the fat" and learn to care about even small issues such as "Who or Whom?" and "Me or I?" The handy guide concludes with the one tip that will improve students' writing more than any other: "If you want to be a better writer, read everything you can get your hands on. Read like crazy!" A user-friendly guide to writing that just might make a difference. (Nonfiction. 8-12)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062091062
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/25/2013
  • Pages: 152
  • Sales rank: 114,107
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.34 (w) x 7.54 (h) x 0.38 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2013

    Good

    It is pretty good little brother has been writing stories now

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2014

    Um..o..k

    I..I..I guess it's a good book...........NOT!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2014

    How many pages????

    I think it is a good book but I need to know how many pages there are or else my mom won't buy it for me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2013

    Very easy read

    This book is obviously written for kids,but even at 20 years old this book gave me some new insights on my writing. What I love about this book is though it's very informative, the writing style and the comic relief makes for a very entertaining read. It felt more like the author was speaking to me, rather then me actually reading. Absolutely a must-read for children of this generation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2013

    Good ending

    They put a good ending for the smplesu know it makes you want to read the gole think and i am doing it right... (breathes) now so u WILL like to first read the sample it may want u to read more of it

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