Writing Fantastic Fiction
From the Series Write This Way
Want to write a fantastic work of fiction? Sometimes getting started is the hardest part. This book takes you through the steps of writing a story from beginning to end. Learn how to gather inspiration and develop a story’s characters. Then visualize and organize your story’s plot with a writing map. And after you’ve written a really rough draft, check out tips for revising your work. You’ll also be inspired by unique writing exercises and storytelling insights from popular authors. Whether you want to write a puzzling mystery, a lighthearted romance, a dark sci-fi epic, or a tale that borrows from your own life, a blank page can be the starting point for a powerful story.
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 6|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||56|
Author: Jennifer Joline Anderson
Jennifer Joline Anderson has been writing since she was a teenager, when she had her first short story published in Seventeen magazine. She holds a degree in Hispanic Studies from Vassar College and has lived in Mexico and China. Today, she works as a freelance writer, editor, and Spanish translator in Minneapolis. Jennifer has written many books for young people, including biographies of Wilma Rudolph, Albert Einstein, and John Lennon; histories of the Women's Rights Movement and Civil Rights Movement; and true tales of Jack the Ripper and Bigfoot. She also loves inventing silly bedtime stories for her two children, ages five and three.
“[P]rovides encouragement and tips for aspiring writers. . . . This is a pragmatic and easy-to-use series recommended for language arts teachers and school libraries.”—VOYA
School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
“These brief, well-written, and well-organized volumes are jam-packed with solid guidelines. . . . Teachers will find this series helpful as the foundation of their own lessons, in addition to assigned student reading.”—School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
“Clearly presented and with a colorful design, this will work very well for middle graders, but the advice is so good, older kids will find it extremely helpful as well. An especially inviting way to step into writing.”—starred, Booklist