How To Build A Story...Or, The Big What If

ISBN-10: 1534438432
ISBN-13: 9781534438439
Author: Dowell, Frances O'Roark
Illustrated by: Ebert, Stacy
Interest Level: 5-12
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: June 2021

Copyright: 2020

Page Count: 144

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Interest Level

Grades 5-12

Reading Level

Guided Reading: Y
Lexile: 870L
Accelerated Reader Level: 5.7
Accelerated Reader Points: 3.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Language Arts / General


From bestselling author Frances O'Roark Dowell comes a fresh and accessible guide to storytelling that breaks down the sometimes-daunting writing process into straightforward, doable steps, just right for budding writers! If you've written anything, ever, you're already a writer-so, congratulations! As many aspiring authors know, though, telling an actual, complete story is, well, a different story. As unfinished drafts pile up and writers' block strikes, it may start to feel like there's a special formula to finishing a project that you're just not getting. But crafting a story isn't magic, if you have a little know-how! And here it is-know-how! In her witty, clever way, critically acclaimed author Frances O'Roark Dowell explains the storytelling process with simple, easy-to-understand steps. Follow along as she shares sample stories and identifies building blocks and obstacles to conquer-all hilariously illustrated, in a way that'll have you typing all the way to the end of your own story. In addition to writing many books inclu
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