Guy-Write: What Every Guy Writer Needs to Know
It's no secret that many guys dread writing assignments. But writing doesn't have to be "boring nerd-work." Writing is about power; it's about fun; it's about spoofs, humor, sports, blood, farts, superheroes, giant monsters tearing down the city, and serious subjects, too. Ralph Fletcher, a guy writer himself and the author of forty-one books, discusses every tip needed to...more
Not just for boys, Fletcher's tips translate to girl writers, too.
The only drawback-- Fletcher's recommended reading lists lack currency with many outdated titles that boys don't read much. Perhaps, his lists will spark boys to ...more
Type of Reference: handbook
Call Number: 808.06
Description: A guide to writing for boys, including tips and advice form established authors.
Lyday, K. (2012, July). [Review of the book Guy-Write: What guy writer needs to know]. School Library Journal, 96-97.
Scope: The purpose of this selection is to provide guide for young writers, grade 3-6, particularly boys, to make their writing more effective and more fun. Short chapters cover humor, horror, fan ...more
The book is written in a friendly and fun-loving tone and Fletcher calls upon his own experiences of hesitatin ...more
The book I would pair this one with is Diary of a Wimpy Kid Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney. I would pair ...more
Full of great example of writing stories that convey their author identity and taste while audience is in the center of the purpose of writing. This book eventually show writing a book is a mindful journey of communicating through writing and reading which has layers of involving audience's aesthetic and efferent reading.. John Schiska expresses " rewarding" to readers. It would be good to pair ...more
Highly reco ...more
Loved this new resource from Ralph Fletcher. He continues to inspire and love his continued focus/follow up to Boy Writers. This writers' guide is very user friendly and filled with mini lesson ideas. It is the next best thing to having Ralph visit your classroom. Added bonus, love the interviews with other favorite male authors and tips on books boys will love.