Seize the Story

Seize the Story

A Handbook for Teens Who Like to Write

Book - 2008
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Supplemented by interviews with successful authors of teen literature--including T. A. Barron, Jona Bauer, Chris Crutcher, and Lauren Myracle, among others--this book presents the elements of fiction, from creating believable dialogue to executing an exciting plot, through real story excerpts. Packed with tips, tricks, and writing exercises from an award-winning author of teen fiction, the guide encourages teen writers to write creatively and explore all the elements and responsibilities of fiction. With the book's goal of building competent, satisfied young authors, young people are emboldened to write the stories that are theirs alone to tell.--From publisher description.
Publisher: [Fort Collins, Colo.] : Cottonwood Press, [2008], ©2008
ISBN: 9781877673818
Branch Call Number: 808.02083 Ha
Description: 213 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Apr 28, 2015

Excellent guide.

lakevilla_IDOL Jul 05, 2014

This book is extremely helpful for teens who like tho write stories. It shows you how to set up a plot, make great characters and is very good.

ChristchurchLib Nov 18, 2012

I was thrilled to discover this book at the library. I love to write stories, and am always looking out for writing books - especially ones written for teens, although they are rather hard to come by.

Seize the Story by Victoria Hanley is a guide to writing structured stories which include all of the necessary elements required to create a great read. Each chapter is dedicated to a different element; for example, Creating Characters, Writing Dialogue and Polishing Your Writing. The chapters are packed with fun exercises, new ideas, tricks and tips. Very short pieces of prose are used as examples.

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