Just Write by Walter Dean Myers
Here's How!

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After writing more than one hundred books, it still amazes me that I have been lucky enough to spend most of my life doing what I truly love: writing.

What makes a writer? The desire to tell a story, a love of language, an eye for detail, practice, practice, practice. How well should you know your characters? Do you need to outline before you write? How important is length? Now Walter Dean Myers, the new National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and New York Times bestselling and award-winning author, walks you through the writing process.


Examples from his writing and reading experiencesWalter's six-box and four-box outlines for writing fiction and nonfictionExcerpted pages from Walter's own notebooksAn afterword by Ross Workman, Walter's teen coauthor of kickWriting tips from both Walter and Ross

Anyone can be a writer, with a little help from Walter Dean Myers!


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Walter Dean Myers is the New York Times bestselling author of the first Michael L. Printz Award winner, Monster, and the current National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. He's been writing since he was a child, and he's now considered one of the preeminent authors for young people. He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, with his family. You can visit him online at www.walterdeanmyers.net.
Published April 24, 2012 by HarperTeen. 176 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Who’s more qualified to write about the craft of writing than Myers, one of the biggest names in children’s literature and author of 100 works for young readers?

Apr 15 2012 | Read Full Review of Just Write: Here's How!

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That way I have an additional action, which I might be able to incorporate into the scene and add interest or even set up a new scene.” Myers has written a terrific book on writing that young people will find accessible, sensible, and extremely useful.

Jul 06 2012 | Read Full Review of Just Write: Here's How!

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