Writer to Writer by Gail Carson Levine

The Online Eccentric Librarian

This is a wonderful, well written, friendly, and very informative guide to writing. Although ostensibly written for older kids (e.g., teens), there is so much great information in here as to be an invaluable resource for anyone interested in – or who loves – the craft of writing. The focus is purely on all aspects of a story, from making characters sympathetic to setting and dialogue. But more importantly, the book is liberally sprinkled with very good advice from a beloved published author who drew upon the most asked questions on her blog for the foundation of this title.

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The book breaks down as follows: Section One: Being a writer (writer’s’ advice column, the spark, drops of blood); Section Two: Character Building (the depths, character cogitation, fear of flat, use your words, the outward show, here we are); Section Three: Character Nitty Gritty (like me!, to change or not to…

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