9780380784301

A Writer's Notebook

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  • ISBN13:

    9780380784301

  • ISBN10:

    0380784300

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/18/2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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Summary

Writers are like other people, except for at least one important difference. Other people have daily thoughts and feelings, notice this sky or that smell, but they don't do much about it.

Not writers. Writers react. And writers need a place to record those reactions. That's what a writer's notebook is for. It gives you a place to write down what makes you angry or sad or amazed, to write down what you noticed and don't want to forget . . . .

The author lists many ways to use these notebooks in this small book, making it easy to read yet very helpful. Fletcher takes you step by step into the hows and whys of creating and keeping a Writers Notebook, and discusses the birth of great ideas from little notes on life. He also touches on great tips like writing with honesty, including about things that hurt the most.

Table of Contents

What Is a Writer's Notebook, Anyway? 1(7)
Unforgettable Stories
7(8)
Fierce Wonderings
15(7)
Writing Small
22(8)
Seed Ideas
30(10)
Thoughts about Notebooks 40(39)
Paul Fleischman
Mind Pictures
42(13)
Snatches of Talk
55(10)
Thoughts about Notebooks
65(4)
Naomi Shihab Nye
Lists
69(10)
Thoughts about Notebooks 79(42)
Louise Borden
Memories
81(10)
Writing That Scrapes the Heart
91(9)
Writing That Inspires
100(12)
Rereading: Digging out the Crystals
112(9)
Thoughts about Notebooks
Lillian Morrison 121
Writing About Writing
122

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A Writer's Notebook May 3, 2011
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If you are experiencing writer's block or are looking to expand yourself or even have some unresolved issues with yourself, I highly recommend this cheap text book! It helps to break down some of the stereotypes and fears that students have about writing. While doing this, he opens up the door for all different student writers so that they can feel comfortable with their own ideas. This is an invaluable resource for writers and writing teachers. Thank you Ralph Fletcher!
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