Whether they're planning an epic comic strip series, a poetry collection, a ghost story or a fairy tale, these write-your-own-story guides will help them put pen to paper.(£7.99, Usborne)A great option for complete beginners, packed with write-in activities to take a young writer through each part of story-writing from creating characters and developing description skills by using picture prompts to writing whole short stories.
How to make awesome comics(£7, Phoenix Comics)Start your journey to comic-making with a complete guide which covers everything from first steps (coming up with your stories and characters and learning how to draw) to making art and text work together well, how to be funny, what makes a good villain and creating your own books from paper. How to write a story(£5.99, Bloomsbury)An activity book for budding authors, packed with ideas about how to create the perfect plot, coming up with great character names and acting them out, how to structure a story to build interest and suspense and lots more.(£8.99, Usborne)A write-in book with a focus on adventure stories.
writing book of writing books, this one is the foundation for my grammar, punctuation, and spelling. While learning about the proper way to compose a sentence, I also learn about the reasons why: is this sentence necessary, how does it fit with the rest, what is it saying.
These questions come up organically as a result of the fine attention to detail in the parts of the whole. It’s a great question to ask, and it’s one that my writing is better for asking. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts.
I read this book for the first time this year—I’ve never read any of his fiction, too scary and grisly for me. The first half of the book is a bit of an autobiography.
The latter half is some of the best writing advice I’ve ever read, put in clear, actionable terms.
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