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Author Gantos, Jack, author, illustrator.

Title Writing radar : using your journal to snoop out and craft great stories / Jack Gantos.

Publication Info. New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017.
©2017

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Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 808.02 GAN    Available
 PAS Central Library Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 808.02 GAN    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 808.02 GAN    Available
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 808.02 GAN    Available
Edition First edition.
Description xx, 203 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Summary "Bursting with practical tips and tricks, such as creating actual story-finding maps of your neighborhood, this book will help you build confidence and establish good writing habits as you learn to use a journal to snoop out plots full of action and emotion about yourself, your family, your friends, your neighbors, and your pets. As Jack shows you hot to shape your rough ideas, organize plots, and polish drafts to shiny perfection, he also shares his own missteps - and ultimate success - as a would-be writer in middle school."
Contents Before writing, there was storytelling -- 1. Trust me -- 2. Getting started -- 3. The best journal in the world is yours -- 4. Turning on and fine-tuning your writing radar -- 5. Story hunting and gathering -- 6. The writing journal in action -- 7. 'I'll kill you," said my sister -- 8. The oath -- 9. Blank slate -- 10. Story maps -- 11. Action and emotion -- 12. Power! -- 13. Good habits lead to great inspiration -- 14. Story structure and story elements -- 15. Putting my oath to the test -- 16. The follower -- 17. Breaking it down -- 18. My first reader teaches me a lesson -- 19. Focused drafts -- 20. A parting surprise -- A final word -- Writing connections.
Subject Creative writing -- Juvenile literature.
Diaries -- Authorship -- Juvenile literature.
Authorship -- Vocational guidance -- Juvenile literature.
Creative writing -- Vocational guidance -- Juvenile literature.
Diaries -- Authorship -- Juvenile literature.
Other Form: Online version: Gantos, Jack. Writing radar. First edition. New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017 9780374304577 (DLC) 2017018550
ISBN 9780374304560 (hardcover)
0374304564 (hardcover)

 
    
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