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Writing radar: using your journal to snoop out and craft great stories

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Pub. Date:
2017.
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English
Reading Level:
IL: MG - BL: 6.1 - AR Pts: 5
Lexile measure:
940L
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The Newbery Award-winning author of Dead End in Norvelt shares advice for how to be the best brilliant writer in this funny and practical creative writing guide perfect for all kids who dream of seeing their name on the spine of a book.

With the signature wit and humor that have garnered him legions of fans, Jack Gantos instructs young writers on using their "writing radar" to unearth story ideas from their everyday lives. Incorporating his own misadventures as a developing writer, Gantos inspires readers to build confidence and establish good writing habits as they create, revise, and perfect their stories. Pop-out text boxes highlight key tips, alongside Gantos's own illustrations, sample stories, and snippets from his childhood journals. More than just a how-to guide, Writing Radar is a celebration of the power of storytelling and an ode to the characters who--many unwittingly--inspired Gantos's own writing career.

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ISBN:
9780374304560
9781427291233
9780374304577
Reading Level:
MG
Level 6.1, 5 Points
Lexile measure:
940L
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Full title writing radar using your journal to snoop out and craft great
Author gantos jack
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-21 23:05:26PM
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subject_facet Authorship -- Vocational guidance -- Juvenile literature, Creative writing -- Juvenile literature, Creative writing -- Vocational guidance -- Juvenile literature, Diaries -- Authorship -- Juvenile literature
title_display Writing radar : using your journal to snoop out and craft great stories
title_full Writing Radar Using Your Journal to Snoop Out and Craft Great Stories, Writing radar : using your journal to snoop out and craft great stories / Jack Gantos
title_short Writing radar :
title_sub using your journal to snoop out and craft great stories
topic_facet Authorship, Biography & Autobiography, Creative writing, Diaries, Juvenile Nonfiction, Language Arts, Vocational guidance