Writing Advice for Teens: Creating Stories

When all you have is a blank page, it s often tough to begin writing.Writing Advice for Teens Creating Stories aims to help you overcome that initial hurdle by making it easy for you to write down simple, focused ideas and craft them into stories.However, coming up with ideas is not enough Teen writers need to understand basic story structure so they can avoid typical wrWhen all you have is a blank page, it s often tough to begin writing.Writing Advice for Teens Creating Stories aims to help you overcome that initial hurdle by making it easy for you to write down simple, focused ideas and craft them into stories.However, coming up with ideas is not enough Teen writers need to understand basic story structure so they can avoid typical writing problems.Filled with plenty of tips, advice, and examples to help any teen writer, the first book in the Writing Advice for Teens series focuses on getting ideas down quickly and pounding out that first draft After following the advice and using the techniques outlined in this book, you should understand how to bring the stories locked in your mind to the surface.
Writing Advice for Teens Creating Stories When all you have is a blank page it s often tough to begin writing Writing Advice for Teens Creating Stories aims to help you overcome that initial hurdle by making it easy for you to write down sim

  • Title: Writing Advice for Teens: Creating Stories
  • Author: Mike Kalmbach
  • ISBN: 9780984654536
  • Page: 351
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. I selected Writing Advice for Teens: Creating Stories by Mike Kalmbach out of the many books on ' First Reads list. I chose it as a possible teaching resource for junior high and high school teachers. Upon reading it, I found that it is not only a helpful guide for teen writers, but any writer that has another job or is just starting out. I learned after receiving the book, that the author is a local man from Minnesota.I like how the book is organized, very simple and logical. It starts off with [...]

    2. Mr. Kalmbach has done would-be authors of any age a valuable service in writing this book. Using a breezy, conversational tone, he tells us what we need to know if we want to be writers. We need to be disciplined. We need to write, and we need to read. Feedback, no matter how critical, is essential. One of my favorite of his suggestions is this: write scenes, not prescribed numbers of words. Sounds simple enough, but it's quite a nugget. Always encouraging and never dogmatic, Kalmbach provides n [...]

    3. Yes. This works. The long and short of it is if you are a teen, or an adult who is a beginner to writing, this would be a great first resource.Why should you read it? WAFT does something very well: It knows its audience. The conversational tone makes it easy to read, and easy to digest. This is presented as a textbook of sorts, which I always assume to be dry, but that isn't the case here. It doesn't read like a text book, it is smooth like suede. What will you get out of it> A LOT. If you ar [...]

    4. Full review here: totalteenfiction.uI was sent a copy of this book by the author after I expressed interest in the book on . I, myself, am a writer so I was really excited to get a look at this book! I've been writing seriously since I was about 19 and reading this book made me realise how much I could have used this when I was a teen.The book provides writing tips on everything from writer's block and dealing with distractions, to how long your book should be and how to create interesting chara [...]

    5. I won this book from a first reads giveaway here on !I was super excited to find out that I had won this book from first reads because I've never read a book quite like it before! I've always had a passion for writing and when I was in my early teens I would have a blast coming up with interesting story ideas, characters, etc. Of course, I also dreamed of becoming a published author someday. I wish I'd read this book sooner! If I'd read this in my early teens, I might have actually been motivate [...]

    6. Writing Advice for Teens ~ Creating Stories is Author Mike Kalmbach’s latest venture (or should I say adventure) into the writing realm. Creating Stories is his first book in the Writing for Teens series. So far in his young career, Kalmbach has completed one novel (working on his second), mentored new writers, has done some freelance editing, leads a writers’ group, created the Rochester Writers Collaborative and started WritAnon, an online writing community. I’m guessing ADHD may have pl [...]

    7. Forget the fact that this says 'teens' in the title. The writing advice given in here is really beneficial to anyone from kids, to teens, to adults. I really wasn't planning on writing a review of this but after reading it, I feel like I have to tell people about this. I normally don't read how-to books, but this was free, and I have been writing short stories since I was a little kid, so I though, what the heck? I'll try it. I was surprised how full of useful information this book was. I have n [...]

    8. I'd recommend this for any beginning writers, from bright middle schoolers up through adults, not just teens, although the common sense advice the author offers, like goal setting, is geared specifically for teenagers. This book is easy to understand and explains the basics every good story needs. Kalmbach knows his stuff and covers pretty much all aspects of a writer's life. He walks the reader through the various steps required to complete that first short story or novel, starting with the ide [...]

    9. In “Writing Advice for Teens: Creating Stories,” author Mike Kalmbach has crafted a guide chock full of humor, practical examples, and useful exercises. Its goal is to give teens the tools they need to tap into their creativity, get their ideas on paper, and flesh them out. His approach isn’t preachy or dry; it feels more like a casual, friendly conversation. There are precious few guides like this for the teen audience, so Mr. Kalmbach’s latest book represents a godsend for kids with th [...]

    10. Get rid of all your writing books, because this is the only one you’ll ever need; well, this and the other books in the series! There were so many things that were touched on in this book, and it made so much sense after I read it. For example, saving your work daily, via emailing it to yourself or saving it to a flash drive as opposed to depending solely on the file saved to your computer. There were exercises, tips on battling writer’s block (yes, it does exist), and even a character sheet [...]

    11. Mike Kalmbach has created an excellent blueprint for writers both young and old. No matter where you are in your writing career, beginner or published author, Mike has words of wisdom to keep you focused and on task. "The blank page is the biggest challenge that a writer faces," writes Mike in his encouraging and friendly guide. Throughout his work, Mike provides a continuous stream of useful hints and knowledge. With his insights I too have been inspired to get my writing routine off its embarr [...]

    12. The first book in Mike Kalmbach’s planned “Writing Advice For Teens” series is helpful, practical, and easy to read. Advice is presented in a clear and informative way, without ever talking down to the target teen audience, and still remaining light and fun so that the reader never feels bogged down.If you are an adult writer looking for some helpful basics, don’t let the “teen” label turn you away. As a freelance writer, I found this book gave me helpful reminders while also learnin [...]

    13. Really helpful. Thanks Mike Kalmbach. I think I am on my way to becoming a great writer. I finally understand the aspects of writing and have a million ideas I can't wait to write down thanks to Mike. He gives an inside look of an authors mind and gave me the inspiration to become a better writer. Maybe one day my novel will be a best-seller around the world. I recommend this book to those who need a spark of inspiration and a guide to the real world of writers.

    14. What a great book. I am getting started writing fiction again after a 20 year hiatus, and even then I wasn't too dedicated. This book was perfect for me and where I am at. Great advice that has helped me strengthen my last short story considerably!Thanks! I look forward to others in the series.

    15. I had an opportunity to preview this book. I found it to be well written, full of great information, and easy to follow. The advice which Michael Kalmbach gives teenagers is practical and he provides examples that relate to the current teenage culture. I am looking forward to giving a copy to a teenage family member who is into writing stories and poetry.

    16. It was brilliant. Mike Kalmbach - you're a genius. You covered all of my weaknesses in this book and explained how to get over them easily. I've become a better writer through reading it - thanks!(see full review here: rosescraftyblog.a)

    17. Lucky me! I got to read an early version of Writing Advice for Teens. As usual, Mike Kalmbach does a fantastic job of meshing serious subject matter with just the right amount of humor. WA4T would make an excellent textbook for creative writing classes--teachers will love the easy-to-follow lessons, and students will enjoy the fun writing prompts and character worksheets.

    18. This book was very, very informational and gave great advice for teen writers. It also has exercises that help teens to practice writing. I highly, highly recommend reading this if you are into writing and want to get tips for it.

    19. Even though I'm not longer a teen, this book would've been really helpful when I began writing. It presents learning lessons in a fun way. This would be a great gift idea for the budding writer in your life.

    20. Very professionally written, up there with Stephen King's "On Writing" except this is geared for teens.

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