Inspiration for Writers

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Whether you're writing a short story for The American Library in Paris' Young Authors Fiction Festival or writing for pleasure, these books are sure to inspire you and help you out with your writing.

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"642 Big Things to Write About: Young Writer's Edition" by 826 Valencia

The American Library in Paris

"642 Big Things to Write About: Young Writer's Edition" by 826 Valencia

"Just Write: Here's How" by Walter Dean Myers (2012). What makes a writer? Do you need to outline before you write? How important is length? In this book National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Walter Dean Myers walks you through the writing process. (Best for ages 12+)

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Practice, practice, practice. Now Walter Dean Myers, the new National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and New York Times bestselling and award-winning author, walks you through the writing process.Includes:Examples from his writing and reading experiencesWalter's six-box and four-box outlines for writing fiction and nonfictionExcerpted pages from Walter's own notebooks An afterword by Ross Workman, Walter's…

"Image & Imagination: Ideas and Inspiration for Teen Writers" by Nick Healy and Kristen McCurry.  A repository of story starters with more than 150 photos and writing prompts to inspire young adults to think, dream and create. (Best for ages 12+)

Image & Imagination: Ideas and Inspiration for Teen Writers

More than 150 compelling photos and provocative writing prompts work together in this hybrid photo book/journal to inspire young adults to think, dream, create. Writers looking for inspiration and ideas will find what they need here. Image and Imagination is a repository of story starters, a practice space for fun and informal writing, and a turnkey to unlock the writer within.

"Twenty-Odd Ducks: Why Every Punctuation Mark Counts!" by Lynne Truss & Bonnie Timmons: A story about the importance of punctuation and how punctuation marks can cause big trouble if they're put in the wrong place. (Best for ages 7+)

Twenty-Odd Ducks

Twenty-Odd Ducks book. Read 66 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Commas and apostrophes aren't the only punctuation marks that can ...

"Guy-Write: What Every Guy Writer Needs to Know" by Ralph Fletcher (best for ages 9+)

Guy-Write: What Every Guy Writer Needs to Know

Guy-Write: What Every Guy Writer Needs to Know [Fletcher, Ralph] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Guy-Write: What Every Guy Writer Needs to Know

"Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within" by Natalie Goldberg (best for ages 12+)

Writing Down the Bones, by Natalie Goldberg

Making things is hard. Here are some books to inspire and invigorate you.

"Brown Girl Dreaming" by Jacqueline Woodson: A memoir in verse (ages 8 - adult)

Brown Girl Dreaming

Brown Girl Dreaming book. Read 9,447 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the...

"Write Outside the Lines: a Creativity Catapult" by Cathy Altman Nocquet: 300 offbeat, original writing exercises that develop creative thinking and offer valuable insights into the writing process.

Write Outside the Lines

Write Outside the Lines book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Over 300 offbeat, original writing exercises that develop cr...

"Look at My Book: How Kids Can Write & Illustrate Terrific Books" by Loreen Leedy: With the help of some spunky and humorous characters, Loreen Leedy tells kids everything they need to do to become authors & illustrators. (best for ages 6-9)

Look at My Book

Look at My Book book. Read 17 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. With the help of some spunky and humorous characters, Loreen Leedy ...

" Writers Express: A Handbook for Young Writers, Thinkers, and Learners" by Dave Kemper, Patrick Sebranek

Writers Express

Writers Express book. Read 7 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Provides a handbook on writing, including how to build paragraphs, b...

"Write Away: A Handbook For Young Writers And Learners" by  Dave Kemper, Patrick Sebranek, Ruth Nathan (best for ages 7+)

Write Away

Write Away book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

"Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students" by Mignon Fogarty (aka Grammar Girl): a great resources for those writers who want help with spelling rules, punctuation and all the nitty-gritty details of writing. (best for ages 12+)

Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students

Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students book. Read 38 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. 2012 Teachers' Choice...

"Hooked on Writing!: Ready-To-Use Writing Process Activities for Grades 4-8" by Carol H. Behrman (best for teachers' use with students)

Hooked on Writing: Ready to Use Writing Process Activities for Grades 4-8

Amazon.com: Hooked on Writing: Ready to Use Writing Process Activities for Grades 4-8 (9780876284094): Behrman, Carol H.: Books

"The Young Writer's Handbook" A Practical Guide for the Beginner Who Is Serious About Writing" by Susan Tchudi: the authors encourage oung writers to analyze opinions, record dreams, collect world news, and explore words, expressions and dialog. (best for ages 12+)

The Young Writer's Handbook

The Young Writer's Handbook [Susan Tchudi, Stephen Tchudi] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Young Writer's Handbook