So, You Want to Be A Writer?

So, You Want to Be A Writer?

How to Write, Get Published, and Maybe Even Make It Big!

Book - 2012
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"Join a select group of authors--from Stephen King to Cameron Crowe--all of whom published their first works before turning eighteen. So, You Want to Be a Writer? is the only hip how-to book that walks you through every step of the process, from generating ideas to marketing a book. You'll learn: how to battle the dreaded writer's block. - exercises to improve your storytelling skills. - how to find an agent and get published. - the ins and outs of publishing. - how to promote your unique work. - and more! With a complete glossary of terminology used by publishers and agents, a step-by-step guide to writing and finishing your book, exclusive insights from famous authors, and a complete list of magazines, websites, contests, and book publishers on the lookout for new writers, So, You Want to Be a Writer? can be your first and last stop to success!"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Aladdin : Beyond Words, 2012
Description: 186 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9781582703534
Branch Call Number: j808.02 Ham
Additional Contributors: Greenwood, Cathleen
Hambleton, Vicki


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Feb 01, 2016

I love this book. It helped me improve my writing. I've always wanted to be an author. This book is for anyone who wants to be a writer.

Dec 02, 2013

Helpful book for people who want their writing PUBLISHED not for people who are looking for tips to improve their writing style, etc. However, there was one swear using "Jesus" irreverently in one of the sample story selections.


This is the best book ever!!! It could actually help me improve my writing career!

Jul 20, 2012

I think this is a fine book to introduce young people to the idea of a career in writing. However, despite the youngster on the cover, I do NOT think it is correctly classified as a "Juvenile" book. I'll give two examples from the book.
First, in "Quiz: What's Your Genre?" on page 30, one question asks "If I got a $20 gift certificate to a bookstore, I'd race out and buy..." The choices are the latest by Stephen King (because I've read all his earlier stuff"; poetry book Tears for Water by Alice Key; The Catcher in the Rye; Persepolis "or a biography of my favorite hero;" The Outsiders by S.E.Hinton or Switched by Amanda Hocking. All of these, except for the last two, are classified by HCL as "adult" books; the last two are classified as "teen fiction." Except for the oldest middle schoolers, I don't see children who visit the children's section of the library choosing any of these.
Second, the choice of role models doesn't seem right for a J audience. One author interviewed is Chris Crutcher (page 87), whose work is for a teen audience, and is so classified by HCL. A Young Author Profile on page 90 is of an 18-year-old; her short story, starting on page 92, is not written for a juvenile audience.
I think this would be a fine book for the teen or general non-fiction collections; I seriously question its appropriateness, even its utility, for those who get books from the "children's room" at the library.

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Dec 02, 2013

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