How I Came to Be a Writer

How I Came to Be a Writer

by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor


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Newbery Medalist Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's one hundred and more books are true to life, funny, and, most of all, well written — you'd think that she doesn't have to work at writing at all. But that's not true.
How I Came to Be a Writer is the story of one author's beginnings — successes and failures, reviews and rejection slips — things that mark the stages of a writer's life. Illustrated with photographs, and including samples of her earlier writing, this book will show you the inner workings of the writing process, from the spark of an idea to a book's actual publication.
This classic writer's memoir has been revised and updated to include material on the writing of the Newbery-winning Shiloh and its two sequels.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689838873
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 01/01/2001
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 401,347
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor has written more than 135 books, including the Newbery Award–winning Shiloh and its sequels, the Alice series, Roxie and the Hooligans, and Roxie and the Hooligans at Buzzard’s Roost. She lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland. To hear from Phyllis and find out more about Alice, visit

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How I Came to Be a Writer 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
BozoJB More than 1 year ago
I am a fan of Naylor so it was a pleasure to read this short autobiography.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book really informed me about my favorite author-Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, and her triumphs and tradgadies. It was a fun and easy book to read. If you're looking for a book like that, this one's for you
Guest More than 1 year ago
A amazing bio of how Mrs.Naylor becomes she became an author. Many children 10-12 will love her Alice books. Even 18-year-olds. Keep on writing Phylliss!