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

Gantos, Jack, (author,, illustrator.).
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Available copies

  • 20 of 20 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Syracuse Turkey Creek Township Public Library. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Syracuse Turkey Creek Twp PL - Syracuse. (Show)

Current holds

0 current holds with 20 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Syracuse Turkey Creek Twp PL - Syracuse J GAN (Text) 50577011082605 J JUVENILE FICTION Available -
Benton Co PL - Fowler j808.02 GAN (Text) 34044000926343 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver JNF 808.02 GAN (Text) 34304000873060 Juvenile - Nonfiction Available -
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville J 808.02 Gan (Text) 32604000223496 DCTPLD J Non-Fiction Available -
Eckhart PL - Auburn Plaza J 808.02 GAN (Text) 840191002456420 Auburn Plaza - Children's Nonfiction Available -
Flora-Monroe Twp PL - Flora J 808.02 GAN (Text) 50825010727187 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood J GAN (Text) 36626103854360 JUV Fiction Books Available -
Hagerstown Jefferson Twp PL - Hagerstown JUV 808.02 GANT (Text) 39213000823629 JUV Nonfiction Available -
Jay Co PL - Portland J808.02 G211 (Text) 76383000453792 Junior Non-Fiction Available -
Kendallville PL - Kendallville Main Branch KID LANGUAGE WRITING (Text) 37516002030052 KidNF Language Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374304560
  • ISBN: 0374304564
  • Physical Description: xx, 203 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Before writing, there was storytelling -- Trust me --Getting started -- The best journal in the world is yours -- Turning on and fine-tuning your writing radar -- Story hunting and gathering -- The writing journal in action -- 'I'll kill you," said my sister -- The oath -- Blank slate -- Story maps -- Action and emotion -- Power! -- Good habits lead to great inspiration -- Story structure and story elements -- Putting my oath to the test -- The follower -- Breaking it down -- My first reader teaches me a lesson -- Focused drafts -- A parting surprise -- A final word -- Writing connections.
Summary, etc.:
"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."
Target Audience Note:
940L Lexile
Subject: Creative writing > Juvenile literature.
Diaries > Authorship > Juvenile literature.
Authorship > Vocational guidance > Juvenile literature.
Creative writing > Vocational guidance > Juvenile literature.
Diaries > Authorship.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Literary.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Language Arts / Composition & Creative Writing.
Genre: Instructional and educational works.

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