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P out text boxes highlight key tips alongside Gantos's own illustrations sample stories and snippets from his childhood journals More than just a how to guide Writing Radar is a celebration of the power of storytelling and an ode to the characters who many unwittingly inspired Gantos's own writing caree. Jack Gantos shares the secrets to crafting great books and he knows how he has penned some great ones for all budding authors Infused with his highly funny personal stories and concrete ways for kids or adults for that matter to collect ideas and organize them into winning stories this will be a great addition to the classroom Jake believes in us so we can believe in ourselves as writers I ve read every book he s written and been fortunate to hear him speak several times so many of the stories in the book were familiar My one uestions is why has the Pagoda family become the Deals I bet there is a funny explanation Terrific book

Summary Writing Radar

Writing Radar

The Newbery Award winning author of Dead End in Norvelt shares advice for how to be the best brilliant writer in this funny and practical creative writing guide perfect for all kids who dream of seeing their name on the spine of a bookWith the signature wit and humor that have garnered him legions of fa. A must have if you have students and you teach writing I take that backyou will WANT to have it

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Ns Jack Gantos instructs young writers on using their writing radar to unearth story ideas from their everyday lives Incorporating his own misadventures as a developing writer Gantos inspires readers to build confidence and establish good writing habits as they create revise and perfect their stories Po. When you hear something on a monthly or sometimes weekly basis for most of your life it starts to not only take root but to grow and flourish in your mind As far back as I can remember my mom told me I was going to write a book She was downright giddy when I was given the opportunity to be a teen reporter for our capital city newspaper She saved every single article I wrote Not once did she ever waver from this conviction of my becoming an authorMy writing four to five hours for five to six days a week is not toward the publication of a book but thanks to my mom I do write drawing attention to the work of other authors and illustrators What these people bring to children s literature is making our world as a whole better with every book I feel honored and compelled to talk about them and their work BUT I can almost hear Mom laughing from heavenI read a book yesterday which made me want to rush out buy a fountain pen open up one of my collected journals and start writ


10 thoughts on “Writing Radar

  1. says:

    Teachers if you do not have this preordered DO IT NOW This book has changed my whole attitude about inspiring students to be the writers they can be Coming from Jack Gantos I knew it would be amazing but he takes things to a whole new level He's inspiring and hilarious This is written for students but it's an amazing teacher tool as well He provides so much insight on how to pay attention to everything around you and h

  2. says:

    A must have if you have students and you teach writing I take that backyou will WANT to have it

  3. says:

    I waited on a line at AASL to score an autographed copy and began to read it with my eyes I suddenly wondered if he narrated this and found that he had Best read with the book in hand so as not to miss the fantastic illustrations Really a must purchase

  4. says:

    When you hear something on a monthly or sometimes weekly basis for most of your life it starts to not only take root but to grow and flourish in your mind As far back as I can remember my mom told me I was going to write a b

  5. says:

    Any kid who has even the slightest spark of desire to want to get into writing needs this book Honestly it's great for adults too Had me snooping all the great family Thanksgiving uotes into my own notebookJack Gantos writes a book that is eual parts how to be a writer motivational kick in the pants hilarious personal narrative uirky illustration and fun writing exercises Not only is it a great intro to how to read in the genre

  6. says:

    Writing Radar by Jack Gantos is a humorous instructional guide showing younger writers exercises and suggestions designed to improve their creative writing skills It encourages journaling and looking at everyday life and themselves to garner inspiration to create their stories Something as simple as looking at scars or body parts for ideas different areas of focus in a re write and writing examples are given in

  7. says:

    Jack Gantos shares the secrets to crafting great books and he knows how he has penned some great ones for all budding authors Infused with his highly funny personal stories and concrete ways for kids or adults for that ma

  8. says:

    The book is chock full of ideas for gathering inspiration for writing and turning those ideas into a well polished story It’s also full of clever little stories that help the reader analyze the ideas that Gantos suggests for taking your writing to the next level These stories had me chuckling and laughing out l

  9. says:

    In the fall of 2015 I briefly met Jack Gantos at the ALAN Workshop during an author signing During that brief encounter I asked him

  10. says:

    This was such a great read and inspiration for writers of all ages Plus it was funny

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