So, You Want to Be a Writer? by Vicki Hambleton

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Personally, I think every middle school and high school writing teacher should have this book available as a reference for the aspiring writers in their classes.
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Make those writing dreams a reality with this comprehensive guide that explains how to go from staring at an empty page to becoming a published author.

Designed to inspire creative expression and help aspiring young writers achieve their dreams, So, You Want to Be a Writer? takes readers through the fulfilling step-by-step process of becoming a professional writer, from learning how to generate ideas to getting published and promoting their work.
     Aspiring writers will learn how to tackle writer’s block, improve technique, approach publishers, and more. A detailed list of magazines, websites, contests, and book publishers looking for young authors will keep readers’ eyes on the prize, while exclusive interviews with bestselling authors and young published writers will keep them engaged and inspired.
     So, You Want to Be a Writer? includes exclusive insights from well-known authors, such as the late Jurassic Park author Michael Crichton and fantasy author Amanda Hocking, who self-published her first novels to huge buzz. And profiles on young writers who are out there working right now—from a Vanity Fair blogger to a lyricist—give a real-time perspective to the dream profession.
 

About Vicki Hambleton

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Vicki Hambleton is a verbal tutor for students in grades 9-12. She was a project editor and writer for Benchmark Education, specializing in books for grades K-8. Her writing has appeared in numerous children's publications including Cobblestone, Calliope, and Footsteps.Cathleen Greenwood is a teacher, published writer, consultant for the National Council of Teachers of English, and veteran presenter at national and local professional conferences on teaching and writing. She has helped countless students successfully submit writings to magazines, publishers, and contests.
 
Published May 1, 2012 by Aladdin/Beyond Words. 196 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books. Non-fiction
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Excellent
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Apr 15 2012

Part instructional, part inspirational, this writing primer is a good first stop for budding young scribes.

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Reviewed by Nicole Rivera on Aug 30 2012

Personally, I think every middle school and high school writing teacher should have this book available as a reference for the aspiring writers in their classes.

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Reviewed by Lacee on Mar 29 2012

This book honestly covers everything ... It takes you through the entire writing and publishing process, explaining everything along the way.

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