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So You Wanna Be a Writer by Vicki Hambleton
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Mar 30, 2012

it was amazing
Recommended for: Writers / Authors, Young Writers
Read from March 25 to 30, 2012

Title: So, You Wanna be a Writer?
Subtitle: How to Write, Get Published, and maybe even make it big!
Author: Vicki Hambleton and Cathleen Greenwood
Target Audience: Young Adult
Pages: 143
Chapters: 12
Genre: Non-fiction - Writing
Rating: 10/10

Blurb (quoted):
“You have the ideas and the creativity to be a writer. You’re missing only one thing… this book!
Do you long to see your name in print? Do you dream of captivating people with your stories, poems, or movies? If so, this is your chance! So, You Wanna Be a Writer? gives all the information you need to become a published author. Learn the secrets behind:
· Finding the right genre to best express yourself.
· Creating cool story lines and fascinating characters.
· Starting your own reading and writing groups.
· Overcoming the dreaded writer’s block.
· Selling your stories and getting them published.
· Promoting your work through signings, TV and more!
Read exclusive interviews with famous writers like Michael Crichton, Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, and Wendelin Van Draanen. Plus, meet ten real kid authors who share their best writing tips and advice!”

Judgement:
This book honestly covers everything – that is the first thing I have to say. It takes you through the entire writing and publishing process, explaining everything along the way.
Although it doesn’t say so anywhere on the cover, this book is for young writers hoping to get their name into print. It includes a dozen or so interviews with young writers from ages of about 8 to around 16, with information about how they write and why, and their publishing experiences.
The writing style is fun and enjoyable; unlike a lot of fiction books, it made this one fun to read. The information is helpful to those who are just starting out in the writing world or have already been researching and participating in it for years.
There are so many helpful resources, with websites and contacts for where to get published, including contests, magazines, publishers, and where to find more information on writing. It also includes some information about different careers for writers, types of writing, and tips about editing and writers block.
This book, as I’ve already said, covers everything, and anything it misses can be found in one of the resources listed.
I really enjoyed reading this book and found a lot of useful information in it. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for information on anything from writing to editing to publishing.
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