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How to Build a Story . . . Or, the Big What If|Frances O'Roark Dowell
How to Build a Story . . . Or, the Big What If
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From bestselling author Frances O'Roark Dowell comes a fresh and accessible guide to storytelling that breaks down the sometimes-daunting writing process into straightforward, doable steps, just right for budding writers

If you've written anything, ever, you're already a writer--so, congratulations As many aspiring authors know, though, telling an actual, complete story is, well, a different story.

As unfinished drafts pile up and writers' block strikes, it may start to feel like there's a special formula to finishing a project that you're just not getting. But crafting a story isn't magic, if you have a little know-how And here it is--know-how In her witty, clever way, critically acclaimed author Frances O'Roark Dowell explains the storytelling process with simple, easy-to-understand steps. Follow along as she shares sample stories and identifies building blocks and obstacles to conquer--all hilariously illustrated, in a way that'll have you typing all the way to the end of your own story.

In addition to writing many books including Shooting the Moon and Dovey Coe, Frances O'Roark Dowell has over a decade's experience teaching writing workshops for kids. Ready, set, write

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  • ISBN-13: 9781534438422
  • ISBN-10: 1534438424
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books
  • Publish Date: July 2020
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds
  • Page Count: 128
  • Reading Level: Ages 9-12