So, You Want to Be a Writer?

So, You Want to Be a Writer?

How to Write, Get Published, and Maybe Even Make It Big!

For Ages: 8 - 12
Make those writing dreams a reality with this comprehensive guide that explains how to go from staring at an empty page to becoming a published author.

Designed to inspire creative expression and help aspiring young writers achieve their dreams, So, You Want to Be a Writer? takes readers through the fulfilling step-by-step process of becoming a professional writer, from learning how to generate ideas to getting published and promoting their work.
Aspiring writers will learn how to tackle writer’s block, improve technique, approach publishers, and more. A detailed list of magazines, websites, contests, and book publishers looking for young authors will keep readers’ eyes on the prize, while exclusive interviews with bestselling authors and young published writers will keep them engaged and inspired.
So, You Want to Be a Writer? includes exclusive insights from well-known authors, such as the late Jurassic Park author Michael Crichton and fantasy author Amanda Hocking, who self-published her first novels to huge buzz. And profiles on young writers who are out there working right now—from a Vanity Fair blogger to a lyricist—give a real-time perspective to the dream profession.
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  • Aladdin/Beyond Words | 
  • 192 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781582703596 | 
  • May 2012 | 
  • Grades 3 - 7
List Price $18.99
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Read an Excerpt


What’s It Like to Be a Writer?

You pull into the parking lot of your favorite bookstore, knowing that this time it’s not going to be just to meet your buddies. Someone else is expecting you—YOUR FANS! You keep your sunglasses on as you walk in the front door, head down, but the manager recognizes you anyway. You try to finish your last call as you are whisked away to the greenroom, offered your favorite drink, and escorted to the book signing table. It’s covered with a red velvet cloth, piled high with copies of YOUR book, and there are scores of fans jostling for position behind the... see more

About the Authors

Vicki Hambleton
Photograph by Pamela Benepe
Cathleen Greenwood
Photograph by Tim Coffey



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