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Guy-Write: What Every Guy Writer Needs to Know (Hardcover)
It's no secret that many guys dread writing assignments. But writing doesn't have to be "boring nerd-work." Writing is about power; it's about fun; it's about spoofs, humor, sports, blood, farts, superheroes, giant monsters tearing down the city, and serious subjects, too. Ralph Fletcher, a guy writer himself and the author of forty-one books, discusses every tip needed to find the sweet spot in writing: the place where everything except the words stands still. With advice from favorite authors like Jon Scieszka, Jarrett Krosoczka, and Robert Lipsyte, this hands-on book will make a writer out of any guy.
About the Author
Ralph Fletcher is the author of a wide range of books for young readers from picture books through novels. He also teaches workshops on poetry and writing. Mr. Fletcher lives with his family in Lee, New Hampshire.
“...opens up a necessary conversation about what is acceptable in school writing, and how narrow restrictions can constrict the achievement of boys, making it important reading for teachers as well as budding guy writers.” —BCCB
“Encouragement and instructive pointers in a package guy writers will enjoy.” —Kirkus
“a good guide for anyone with a penchant for storytelling, but especially those who trade in 'spoofs, humor, sports, blood, farts [and] giant monsters tearing down the city.'” —Booklist
“The old-fashioned look is refreshingly straightforward, free of irony and adult-oriented nostalgia.” —School Library Journal on The Sandman
“[A] charming and comforting bedtime tale.” —Booklist on The Sandman
“An amusing, charming and heartwarming memoir about a close family.” —Kirkus Reviews on Marshfield Dreams
“Written with sagacious eloquence and gentle humor, this work stands strong in the ranks of authors' memoirs and autobiographies.” —School Library Journal on Marshfield Dreams
“Fletcher fans will love hearing about their favorite author's early life. . . . great read-aloud material and models for essay writing.” —VOYA on Marshfield Dreams