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Guy-write : what every guy writer needs to know

by Fletcher, Ralph J.

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 10 Libraries 10 of 10 copies
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Non-Fiction Collection j PN147.5.F57 2012
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CLP - Hazelwood Children's Non-Fiction Collection j PN147.5.F57 2012
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Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
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CLP - Knoxville Children's Non-Fiction Collection j PN147.5.F57 2012
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Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection j PN147.5.F57 2012
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Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection
 
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CLP - Sheraden Children's Non-Fiction Collection j PN147.5.F57 2012
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CLP - South Side Children's Non-Fiction Collection j PN147.5.F57 2012
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 808.068 Fle
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Robinson Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 808.06 FLETCHER
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction J 808.068 FLE 2012
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Wilkinsburg Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction J808.06 FLE TWEEN
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Summary

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 find the sweet spot in writing: the place where everything except the words stands still. With advice from favorite authors like Jon Scieszka, Jarrett Krosoczka, and Robert Lipsyte, this hands-on book will make a writer out of any guy.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "For many guys, school writing can really stink, says Fletcher in this boy-centric but mostly universal guide to bringing the fun back to writing. Fletcher suggests that teachers in the habit of lowering the boom for weird topics, bad handwriting, or misspellings are often the culprits, but he offers a slew of ways for boys to make personal headway without going too far. Chapters divide the book into genres, such as disgusting stuff, battles and wars, superheroes and fantasy, and emotional writing. Fletcher's chummy voice offers up such time-tested tips as avoiding cliches, including heroes' weaknesses, and curbing rude humor before it might start sounding disrespectful. The book goes all-in with its topic and includes enlightening author interviews, snippets from kids' own writings (and what Fletcher likes about them), and amusing kid doodles throughout of various beasts and warlords. Really, this is a good guide for anyone with a penchant for storytelling, but especially those who trade in spoofs, humor, sports, blood, farts and giant monsters tearing down the city. --Kraus, Daniel Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "With chapter titles like "Riding the Vomit Comet: Writing About Disgusting Stuff," this handbook is pointedly geared toward enticing boys to embrace creative writing. Topics include writing humor, sports writing, scary stories, and keeping a notebook. Examples of writing by kids and interviews with such authors as Jon Scieszka, Robert Lipsyte, and Jarrett J. Krosoczka provide real-world models. Fletcher gives readers permission to write about the topics and ideas that interest them, while urging them to strive for depth, meaning, and emotion in their work. Ages 8-14. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Children's literature -- Authorship -- Juvenile literature.
Authorship -- Juvenile literature.
Authors -- Juvenile literature.
Illustrators -- Juvenile literature.
Children's literature -- Authorship.
Authorship.
Authors.
Illustrators.
Publisher New York :Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt and Co.,2012
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 166 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [156]-159) and index.
ISBN 9780805094046 (hbk.)
0805094040 (hbk.)
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