Help your inner writer grow with this book of practical advice for young writers by the bestselling author of How Writers Work and the ALA Notable Book Fig Pudding. This beautiful repackage of the perennially popular guide to keeping a writer’s notebook includes nine chapters of new content!
Writers are just like everyone else—except for one big difference. Most people go through life experiencing daily thoughts and feelings, noticing and observing the world around them. But writers record these thoughts and observations. They react. And they need a special place to record those reactions.
Perfect for classrooms, A Writer’s Notebook gives budding writers a place to keep track of all the little things they notice every day. Young writers will love these useful tips for how to use a writer’s notebook to plant the seeds of ideas that will one day become stories.
This updated and expanded edition includes nine new chapters, featuring tips and tricks for using technology to enhance your writing, an exploration of the pros and cons of writing digitally vs. by hand, photos by the author and suggestions for how to use photography to enhance your own writing, and resources like websites, story contests, and recommended mentor texts. Each chapter incorporates advice for ways young writers can make their writer’s notebooks their own and can use technology to help develop their writing.
Ralph Fletcher has always been a special person for children's literature. He is the author of picture books, nonfiction, and novels for young readers. How to Write Your Life Story is the fifth book in Mr. Fletcher's series of instructional writing books, which includes A Writer's Notebook, Live Writing, How Writers Work, and Poetry Matters. Mr. Fletcher lives with his family in New Hampshire.