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Cleland, Jane K

Summary: "The key to keeping readers on the edge of their seats is filling your stories--from memoirs to thrillers and stage plays to screenplays--with unexpected twists and turns. By integrating Plot *T*wists, Plot *R*eversals, and Moments of Heightened *D*anger(TRDs) at crucial points, you can captivate your readers with I-can't-wait-to-see-what-happens-next intrigue. The quicker pace and focused...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Writer's Digest Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 808.3 CLE

Levine, Gail Carson

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine shares her secrets of making magic with your writing--Publisher-provided summary.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Collins 2014

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 803.3 Lev

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 808.3 LEV

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 808.3 LEV

Gabaldon, Diana.

Summary: The second volume of a comprehensive companion guide to each book in the "Outlander" series includes a complete chronology of the series, synopses of novels, a guide to research sources, a Scottish glossary and pronunciation guide, and essays by the author.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC GAB

Grimes, Nikki.

Summary: A group of high school students grow in understanding of each other's challenges and forge unexpected connections as they prepare for a boys vs. girls poetry slam.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC GRI

Watt, Mélanie

Summary: A self-centered cat named Chester keeps interrupting his owner as she tries to write a story about a mouse.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kids Can Press 2009

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Watt 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE WAT

Bruel, Nick

Summary: Author/illustrator Nick Bruel tries to explain to the reader how to write a story, but Bad Kitty is not at all happy about the plot, which has her going on a turnip diet to lose weight. Includes a recipe for roasted turnips.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC BRU

Wolitzer, Meg.

Summary: On the eve of her husband's receipt of a prestigious literary award, Joan Castleman, who has put her own writing ambitions on hold to support her husband, evaluates her choices and decides to end the marriage.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WOL

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION Wolitzer

Wolitzer, Meg.

Summary: A woman is forced to confront the sacrifices she's made in order to achieve the life she thought she wanted.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC WOL

Kirk, Daniel.

Summary: When Sarah, an explorer mouse, meets Sam she gives him the courage to finally climb to the highest library shelves--and beyond--and he shows her how to explore the world through reading.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE KIR

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE KIR

Lee, Stacey (Stacey Heather)

Summary: "1890, Atlanta. By day, seventeen-year-old Jo Kuan works as a lady's maid for the cruel Caroline Payne, the daughter of one of the wealthiest men in Atlanta. But by night, Jo moonlights as the pseudonymous author of a newspaper advice column for 'the genteel Southern lady'"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC LEE

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA Fiction Lee 2019

Kinney, Jeff

Summary: "Introducing the newest Wimpy Kid author: Rowley Jefferson! Rowley's best friend Greg Heffley has been chronicling his middle-school years in thirteen Diary of a Wimpy Kid journals . . . and counting. But it's finally time for readers to hear directly from Rowley in a journal of his own. In Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid, Rowley writes about his experiences and agrees to play the role of...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Holub, Joan.

Summary: Once upon a time, in pencil school, a brave little red pencil sets out to write an exciting story with nouns and adverbs and everything--but first she has to face the ravenous pencil sharpener, the Wolf 3000.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2013

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE HOL

MacLachlan, Patricia.

Summary: A visiting author teaches five friends about the power of words and writing.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Katherine Tegen Books 2010

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC MAC

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction MacLachlan 2010

Saltzberg, Barney

Summary: Given blank books by their mother, Seymour, Fiona, and Wilbur let their imaginations fly, then put their stories, poems, and pictures together in a single, shared book.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Appleseed 2015

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE FIC SAL

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE SAL

Kinney, Jeff

Summary: In his first journal, middle schooler Rowley Jefferson, Greg Heffley's sidekick, records his experiences and misguided decision to write a biography of Greg, who, in his own mind, is destined to become rich and famous.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2019

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC KIN

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FICTION KIN

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC KIN

McNamara, Margaret

Summary: Elinor is used to doing very well in school, but as Poem in Your Pocket Day approaches, bringing an opportunity to meet a real poet, her struggle to write a perfect poem causes Elinor's confidence to falter, despite Mr. Tiffin's guidance and reassurance.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Schwartz & Wade Books 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE MCN

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE MCN

Mills, Claudia

Summary: Third-grader Vera, a budding artist who loves every minute of her after-school comic-book camp, searches for a way to get her mother's permission to attend the camp's final field trip to Comic-Con.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED MIL

Kirk, Daniel.

Summary: Sam, the shy mouse that lives in the library and likes to write books, collaborates with a boy in the library's Authors and Illustrators Club.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2009

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: E KIR

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Kirk 2009

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JE Kir

Summary: "Have you ever wanted to write a story but wondered where to start? The Write your own story book is here to help. It's full of inspiring ideas for all kinds of different stories, with space for you to write them in, and writing tips to help you on your way."--Cover back.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: EDC 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 808.3 WRI

Cherry, Alison

Summary: Three girls become fast friends when brought together by a random mix-up in the hotel lobby playing host to three separate conventions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Point 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC CHE

Summary: Lists publishers, magazines, and other markets that publish fictional works, and offers articles on how to develop one's writing skills and improve the odds of getting published.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Writer's Digest Books 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 808 NOV

D'Lacey, Chris.

1 hold on 5 copies

Summary: When college student David Rain rents a room in an unusual boardinghouse full of clay dragons, he has no idea that they, along with some lively squirrels, will help jumpstart his writing career.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orchard Books 2007

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC DLA

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION DLA

Russell, Natalie.

Summary: Tapir has a new notebook and pencils but, unlike his friends, can think of nothing to write and is ready to give up when he finds a better way to communicate--through drawing.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: E RUS

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE FIC RUS

Vonnegut, Kurt.

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: The author questions the condition of modern man in this novel depicting a science fiction writer's struggle to find peace and sanity in the world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Press 2006

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