The I Love to Write Book: Ideas and Tips for Young Writers

The I Love to Write Book: Ideas and Tips for Young Writers

by Mary-Lane Kamberg
     
 

The I Love to Write Book is an instructional and inspirational get-started guide for young writers, ages 8-14, to launch them on a journey to become successful, confident, and self-motivated writers. Featuring many practical tips, techniques, and exercises, the book is ideal for use in the classroom as well as individually. Published in support of national "I Love To…  See more details below

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The I Love to Write Book is an instructional and inspirational get-started guide for young writers, ages 8-14, to launch them on a journey to become successful, confident, and self-motivated writers. Featuring many practical tips, techniques, and exercises, the book is ideal for use in the classroom as well as individually. Published in support of national "I Love To Write Day," celebrated each year in mid-November in more than 20,000 schools and libraries. Includes activities, worksheets, and examples for developing ideas, observing the world, writing different types of pieces (such as news articles, book reviews, thank-you letters, how-tos, and more) and best practices for writing poetry and fiction. Also covered are the basics of revising work and submitting pieces for publication. While ideal for classroom use, the book focuses on writing for personal satisfaction, community impact, and publication. The I Love to Write Book features a preface by John Riddle, founder of "I Love To Write Day."

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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Ruth Paget
Teens who are inclined to write will relish this resource. Kamberg draws upon her own experience to share her writing tips and exercises. Among the savvy fiction tips are suggestions to focus on seasons to describe setting, use details from the five senses to create feelings in the reader's mind, and begin in the middle of a story's action to draw in the reader. For nonfiction, the author counsels hooking a reader's attention with a story, asking questions, quoting someone, making a list, describing statistics, comparing unlike things, and presenting a problem. These techniques are wise directions for writers of any age. The book further explores how to write everything from advertising copy to a complaint letter. The method for "selling the sizzle" instead of the steak is clever. Even with this book, enticing students who are not interested in writing, whether for pleasure or for schoolwork, will still be a challenge. The only appeals to the non-writer are an "Am I a Writer?" checklist and a match-up list of professions involving writing. The book's interior disappoints with its lackluster typefaces that teens will find unattractive as computer users accustomed to sophisticated fonts. With a good booktalk, however, the contents may come alive. Reviewer: Ruth Paget

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933987057
Publisher:
Crickhollow Books
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

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