Where Do You Get Your Ideas?: Favorite Authors Reveal Their Writing Secrets

Where Do You Get Your Ideas?: Favorite Authors Reveal Their Writing Secrets

by Sandy Asher, Susan Hellard
     
 

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Where Do You Get Your Ideas?

You're supposed to write a story, or a poem, or a play. Where do you get an idea? How do you start? Whenever writer Sandy Asher visits schools or libraries, she is asked the same questions. In Where Do You Get Your Ideas? she has collected her secrets for getting started as well as other tips from popular authors.

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Where Do You Get Your Ideas?

You're supposed to write a story, or a poem, or a play. Where do you get an idea? How do you start? Whenever writer Sandy Asher visits schools or libraries, she is asked the same questions. In Where Do You Get Your Ideas? she has collected her secrets for getting started as well as other tips from popular authors.

Sandy Asher asks the experts:
C. S. Adler - Lloyd Alexander - Ellen Conord - Patricia Reilly Giff - Lois Loury - Berniece Rabe - William Sleator - and many more...

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From the Publisher

“A readable and useful source for young writers of poetry, plays, and stories... Children who like to write will be modivated by this book, reluctant writers may discover a new hobby, and teachers and librarians who wish to promote creative writing will find this a useful tool.” —School Library Journal

“Budding writers will find inspiration in this upbeat manual.” —Booklist

School Library Journal
Gr 4-8 A readable and useful source for young writers of poetry, plays, and stories. Chapters alternate between idea-generating activities and anecdotal ``stories behind the stories'' from popular children's authors. In the practical part of the text, Asher encourages asking, ``How many ways can this be done?'' ``What would happen if?'' and ``Why?'' Exploring these issues, she gives examples from her own writing and provides starting exercises for readers to pursue. She encourages journal keeping, giving specifics for starting one. The authors' stories relate the sources for the ideas for their books or characters and support Asher's belief that ideas are available everywhere. Amusing black-and-white drawings accompany the light but informative text, which is followed by a well-developed annotated bibliography of further readings for young writers. Children who like to write will be motivated by this book, reluctant writers may discover a new hobby, and teachers and librarians who wish to promote creative writing will find this a useful tool. Cynthia Dobrez, Oak Lawn Public Library, Ill.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802774217
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Publication date:
05/01/1994
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.28(d)
Lexile:
770L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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