Live Writing: Breathing Life into Your Words

Live Writing: Breathing Life into Your Words

by Ralph Fletcher


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A practical guide for how to make your writing come alive, by the bestselling author of A Writer’s Notebook and the ALA Notable Book Fig Pudding.

What is “live writing”? It’s the kind of writing that has a current running through it—energy, electricity, juice. This book is a young writer’s toolbox for bringing writing to life. But instead of awls and hammers, this toolbox contains words, imagination, a love of books, a sense of story, and ideas for how to make the writing live and breathe.

Perfect for classrooms, Live Writing is full of practical wisdom for young writers, from bestselling writer Ralph Fletcher. Aspiring writers will devour these tips for how to make their words jump off the page!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780380797011
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/09/1999
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 184,049
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.29(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Ralph Fletcher has always been a special person for children's literature. He is the author of picture books, nonfiction, and novels for young readers. How to Write Your Life Story is the fifth book in Mr. Fletcher's series of instructional writing books, which includes A Writer's Notebook, Live Writing, How Writers Work, and Poetry Matters. Mr. Fletcher lives with his family in New Hampshire.

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Live Writing: Breathing Life into Your Words 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so helpful to me though i am only 12 if someone asked me i now could write a whole book. This teaches you many writing skills, such as how to create a character and what to keep in your writers notebook and how to use your tool box and how to create your story and much more, it is a terrific read for anyone who wants to improve on thier writing!
ague on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Some of the quotes in this book are great. She also wrote the Writer's Notebook. I believe she may be writer of children's books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When will the results of the competion be posted? And I am working on Star Glimmer Chapter Three. Sneak Peek- Jay feather goes into Bramblestar's dream and Squirrelflight tells them the truth!!!!!! HOPE YOU GUYS LUV IT!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im thinking of getting this book. I am only 12 years old and id love to be a author one day. So hopefully this will help me and all other writings wanting to improve. I think writing is the best way to express yourself. Ill give it a 3 star rating to start with.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The name I submit is Quietwoods. Btw plz no copying.
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I Just bought It so ima give it a two.
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Carley Mullen More than 1 year ago
The book 'Live Writing' gives helpful hints on how to use your life as tools when it comes to writing... it is good for kids, teens, adults, basically anyone who has an appeal to writing. I think this is a great book for anyone who is intrested in making their writing come to life. That is what I have to say about this book.
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A nice way to know more about writing or actually to teach children how to write. Very funny.