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Polly Wants to Be a Writer The Junior Authors Guide to Writing and Getting Published I suck I ll never make it I get writer s block every ten seconds every day all the time I should give up I can t even finish any of my own stories I truly suck I m sorry for wasting your time Maybe

  • Title: Polly Wants to Be a Writer: The Junior Authors Guide to Writing and Getting Published
  • Author: Laura Michelle Thomas
  • ISBN: 9781460228197
  • Page: 304
  • Format: Paperback
  • Polly Wants to Be a Writer: The Junior Authors Guide to Writing and Getting Published By Laura Michelle Thomas, I suck I ll never make it I get writer s block every ten seconds, every day, all the time I should give up I can t even finish any of my own stories I truly suck I m sorry for wasting your time Maybe I ll be a nurse like my mom or sell farm equipment like my dad Whatever I m going to go home and tell Scrum I wish he was dead and get on with my life In the wake ofI suck I ll never make it I get writer s block every ten seconds, every day, all the time I should give up I can t even finish any of my own stories I truly suck I m sorry for wasting your time Maybe I ll be a nurse like my mom or sell farm equipment like my dad Whatever I m going to go home and tell Scrum I wish he was dead and get on with my life In the wake of her parents separation, Polly, a fifteen year old wannabe writer, comes face to face with her inner dragon, a truculent, impatient creature named Scrum who is a talented but frightful critic of her writing With the help of Ms Patience Whitford, a literary dragon trainer and leader of a global writing guild, Polly faces the almost impossible task of going beyond her good ideas to finish a publishable piece of fiction All the while, Polly and Scrum become entangled in a dangerous scheme that threatens the future of every writer on the planet.

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    1. An exciting and entertaining work of fiction paired easily with non fiction ideas to help young writers along their course, Polly Wants To Be A Writer is a genius tale crafted specifically for the young writers of today I enjoyed the story with its different characters and rich settings, getting lost in the pages as I followed Polly on her journey to becoming a great author More than the story, though, I found that I learnt about the writing process and how to inspire myself throughout the tale [...]

    2. This book wasn t available in my country and had to be specially ordered, but I went out of my way into getting it I knew that this book would be amazing for writers like me so it my mind, I kept saying to myself, Be patient It s worth the wait, for sure When I finally did get it, I cracked open the first page and started reading right away.Throughout the whole story, Polly intrigued me Polly was a hard headed and lazy writer But somehow, I felt very connected to her and that I understood all sh [...]

    3. Entwining fantasy with reality, Laura Thomas deftly weaves an intriguing story of fifteen year old Polly, who aspires to be a writer, and her struggles to become one Mrs Thomas debut novel showcases the all too real struggles of a teenager in modern day society trying to make it as a writer However, not only does Polly have to deal with writer s block and not being able to finish a story, she also has to deal with a dragon that suddenly appears in her bedroom Named Scrum, this dragon imposes upo [...]

    4. By the time you finish this book you will be inspired to pick up that story you have been working on and finish it This book was an amazing blend of fiction and non fiction, using an absolutely relatable character to drag the reader in to the world of Polly The story provides so much information to young writers along with encouragement to keep trying Anyone who wants to write must read this book first Shelby

    5. The fate of every writer is at stake And it s taking all of 15 year old Polly s determination to forget that and concentrate on her short story Blink Another literary dragon wiped of the map Getting really hard to concentrate on her story now You suck, you ll never make it, the distracting snide voice breaks in again She knew she should have muzzled her dragon before getting started on her first draft Oh the trials of a writer.Brilliantly creative with memorable characters, Thomas s hybrid novel [...]

    6. Writing is something that s often seen to be a rigorous, monotonous process, but Polly, through its imaginative characters and entertaining and sometimes brilliantly humorous storyline, proves that it is just the opposite.The story centers around a teenager called Polly, a fifteen year old who is filled with brilliant ideas the one about the vampire wolf in particular made me laugh but has trouble developing them into actual novels and pieces of writing I must admit I was skeptical and wary at f [...]

    7. Cleverly crafted and highly informative, Laura Thomas has absolutely blown me away with Polly Wants to be a Writer The blend of fiction and non fiction is truly genius and teaches the reader a lot, often without them even realising it It s bursting with useful tips and the protagonist Polly, was such a relatable character she was much like myself in that she was a young writer struggling to go from a wanna be to a somebody The fact that Polly was able to overcome her obstacles and actually finis [...]

    8. Dragons, writing, adventure and reading What could you ask for And if you want something that combines all of these, good news I have just the book for you.To be perfectly honest, when I first read this book I was sceptical I thought it would be like a manual, or even a children s story, told in a patronising manner But as soon as I read the first few pages, I knew that it wasn t like that Hints from Ms Whitford, one of the main characters aside from Polly and Scrum, combined with an actual st [...]

    9. Prior to reading this book, I had a dream of being writer But it was just that a dream With all the pressure of school work and exams, I felt like I d never fulfill my dream So when I found this book, I thought it would be perfect for me And I was so right My first impression of the book was that it would just be full of boring tips for being a writer that I d heard a million times before But it really is quite the opposite It s an inspiring tale of a young girl with a dream to be a writer, just [...]

    10. The prized, literary phenomenon, Polly Wants To Be A Writer, provides a much needed insight into the everyday battle budding young writers must face, against their inner dragons Laura Thomas skillfully instructs literary youths everywhere how to slay said dragons that might be standing between them and publishable work This inspirational tale of a 15 year old aspiring writer, Polly, attempting to tame her defiant inner dragon, Scum, is embedded with vital information, relatable to writers everyw [...]

    11. This is the first book that I ve read by Laura M Thomas and I was not disappointed Ever since I discovered Laura through her website and annual short story contest, I have been very eager to read Polly Wants to Be a Writer Not only is it a great piece of fiction, it has also inspired me As an unpublished, wannabe writer myself, I found it very easy to relate to the main character, Polly, and her struggles with writing When you read this novel, it is very clear that a lot of passion and imaginati [...]

    12. Polly Wants to Be a Writer is one of the most original, creative books I ve ever read I wasn t sure what to expect because it is aimed at a wide audience and is supposed to be educational and fun at the same time It was educational, but it was also a very, very good book to read I would recommend this book to young writers and to adults and guidance teachers who don t believe in them.Buy it, read it, and learn to train your inner literary dragon.

    13. Polly Wants to be a Writer is a truly inspirational book for all young people who ve ever got stuck in their writing It showcases a fifteen year old Polly who is so real that readers could easily imagine being her She starts off as an insecure writer, but by the time you finish the book, she, and you, will have learned how to tame your inner editor dragon and finally create a publishable piece of work I strongly recommend this book for anyone who is struggling to be a writer.

    14. Great book, really enjoyed it This will really help young aspiring authors to get a kickstart into writing their own stories, novels, poetry, and other types of writing As well as being a fun fantasy story, it includes many step by step instructions and outlines on how to write a short story or novel Everyone who reads this can really relate to Polly I really recommend this to any young writer out there.

    15. Love Love Love it My 8th grade English teacher last year gave me a copy signed, Hoping all your writing aspirations come true Best of luck I have yet to successfully reach my goals, but I m on my way My biggest tool Ms Thomas s book It s fun to read, and the pages fly it s on my list to read it again It s at the core of my motivatione sometimes, you just need to write Thank you Laura

    16. For writers of any age, not just the very young, this is a fast moving, engaging story and how to manual for writing all cleverly rolled into one Recommended for all who need help in training their dragon.

    17. A fantastic read, full of helpful information and entertainment for the younger generation of writers Would recommend to any teens aspiring to embrace a career in writing, or anyone just generally interested in creative storytelling Must read

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