Your Story Matters

A Surprisingly Practical Guide to Writing

Illustrated by D. McFadzean
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Hardcover (Paper-over-Board, no jacket)
$16.99 US
| $22.99 CAN
On sale May 21, 2024 | 208 Pages | 978-1-77049-842-6
Age 9-12 years | Grades 4-7
A hilarious how-to on creative writing that makes the writing process fun for aspiring middle-school authors. For fans of Writing Radar by Jack Gantos.

Interested in writing but don't know how to get started?

Love reading and want to know more about how stories are created?

Like ridiculous tales about troublesome sisters, peanut butter and steamrollers?

Look no further!

Esteemed writer Richard Scrimger is here to answer all your burning questions about writing: whether about plot, character, structure, story hooks or commas. (Actually, don't ask him about commas, it's not that kind of book.)

Using clever (so he thinks) analogies, (sort of) brilliant examples and funny (well . . .) anecdotes, he will give you (truly) useful tools to start you on your way as a writer. And if that's not enough, comic illustrations by D. McFadzean are the pepperoni on the writing pizza! (That will make sense once you read the book.)

So come, read this book and start your writing journey!
"[L]ike all good storytelling manuals, this one provides both warm encouragement and a selection of time-tested tools for hesitant wordsmiths." —Kirkus Reviews

"Scrimger uses his passion to offer solid advice through upbeat, useful, and occasionally comical explanations and related interactive quizzes and exercises."
Booklist
© Alvaro Goveia
Richard Scrimger is the award-winning author of nine novels for young readers, three picture books, and three books for adults. His works have been translated into eight languages, and have been critically acclaimed around the world. Columns detailing Richard’s adventures in parenthood have been published in The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine, and Today’s Parent. His first children’s novel, The Nose from Jupiter, won the 10th Annual Mr. Christie’s Book Award. His most recent young adult novel, From Charlie’s Point of View, was a CLA Honor Book, and was chosen as one of the “Best of the Best” by the Chicago Public Library. His latest adult novel, Mystical Rose, was a Globe & Mail book of the year. He has four teenaged children, a collection of speeding tickets, and, usually, a puzzled expression.Richard Scrimger lives in Cobourg, Ontario. View titles by Richard Scrimger
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A hilarious how-to on creative writing that makes the writing process fun for aspiring middle-school authors. For fans of Writing Radar by Jack Gantos.

Interested in writing but don't know how to get started?

Love reading and want to know more about how stories are created?

Like ridiculous tales about troublesome sisters, peanut butter and steamrollers?

Look no further!

Esteemed writer Richard Scrimger is here to answer all your burning questions about writing: whether about plot, character, structure, story hooks or commas. (Actually, don't ask him about commas, it's not that kind of book.)

Using clever (so he thinks) analogies, (sort of) brilliant examples and funny (well . . .) anecdotes, he will give you (truly) useful tools to start you on your way as a writer. And if that's not enough, comic illustrations by D. McFadzean are the pepperoni on the writing pizza! (That will make sense once you read the book.)

So come, read this book and start your writing journey!

Reviews

"[L]ike all good storytelling manuals, this one provides both warm encouragement and a selection of time-tested tools for hesitant wordsmiths." —Kirkus Reviews

"Scrimger uses his passion to offer solid advice through upbeat, useful, and occasionally comical explanations and related interactive quizzes and exercises."
Booklist

Author

© Alvaro Goveia
Richard Scrimger is the award-winning author of nine novels for young readers, three picture books, and three books for adults. His works have been translated into eight languages, and have been critically acclaimed around the world. Columns detailing Richard’s adventures in parenthood have been published in The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine, and Today’s Parent. His first children’s novel, The Nose from Jupiter, won the 10th Annual Mr. Christie’s Book Award. His most recent young adult novel, From Charlie’s Point of View, was a CLA Honor Book, and was chosen as one of the “Best of the Best” by the Chicago Public Library. His latest adult novel, Mystical Rose, was a Globe & Mail book of the year. He has four teenaged children, a collection of speeding tickets, and, usually, a puzzled expression.Richard Scrimger lives in Cobourg, Ontario. View titles by Richard Scrimger

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