Be A Writing SuperstarBook - 2010
Writing can be fun -- and here's the book to prove it!
Hemingway. Dostoevsky. Shakespeare. All of them wrote masterpieces when they were adults. But imagine what they could have written when they were kids, if only they had had this book!
Be a Writing Superstar is an irreverent, encouraging writing guide for young readers, which covers a whole spectrum of topics. It succeeds in teaching them the nuts and bolts of the entire writing process -- from brainstorming their early ideas and shaping them on paper, right through to hosting their own book launch! Yes, kids will be trading witty repartee and bon mots with their fellow scribes, as they get their literary game on!
And, for when the dreaded writer's block kicks in, kids can draw inspiration from their writing heroes by reading some short interviews with famous Canadian authors and illustrators! Some of Canada's finest, including Robert Munsch, Mélanie Watt, Gordon Korman and Kenneth Oppel, agreed to answer 5 Silly Questions about their writing, and all of them are included in this book. A hilarious reminder that writers are funny people and writing is, above all else, fun!
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"Nothing is quite as tiresome as slugging your way through a book you're not enjoying. So what's stopping you from stopping? If you've given it a good shot, it's okay to set aside a book that hasn't turned out to be your thing in favour of another one. Because really, there are so many books and so little time."
~Joel A. Sutherland (page 92).
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