Joe Rhatigan, author of the bestselling In
Print, has come up with a new and unique guide to writing
that''s not only instructive, but irresistible fun.
Here''s the "write" way to get kids aged 10 and above excited about
putting their words on the page. Throughout, there''s space
(ranging from a few lines to an entire page) where youngsters can
actually write, and colorful graphic illustrations to capture their
eyes and interest. "Story starters" encourage even the most
intimidated children to begin work. Dozens of smart suggestions,
from looking closely at everyday objects to searching their
memories, help kids with writer''s block break through the
inevitable barriers to creativity. Collaborative activities and
brainstorming techniques plant creative seeds that will lead to
fruitful writing. Youngsters will learn why even a terrible first
draft can provide the foundation for a masterpiece. They''ll
discover ways to grab the audience''s attention, and find out
time-tested editing tricks for improving skills. And because every
good author wants to see his or her work in print, there are ideas
on publishing, too.
"This attractive book includes many projects that showcase poetry
and writing. The emphasis is...on crafts to encourage kids to turn
their writing into gifts or visually appealing projects. Full-color
photos of kids and their finished projects appear on every spread.
Full of ideas not easily found elsewhere."--School Library