Writing Magic

Writing Magic

Creating Stories that Fly

by Gail Carson Levine
Publisher: HarperCollins
Trade Paperback, 176 pages
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In Writing Magic, Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine shares her secrets of great writing. She shows how you, too, can get terrific ideas for stories, invent great beginnings and endings, write sparkling dialogue, develop memorable characters—and much, much more. She advises you about what to do when you feel stuck—and how to use helpful criticism. Best of all, she offers writing exercises that will set your imagination on fire.

With humor, honesty, and wisdom, Gail Carson Levine shows you that you, too, can make magic with your writing.

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Miss Pickwickian of Oregon, 3/23/2011
"Writing Magic" is an inspiring, playful book, complete with projects and guidelines. If you have a reluctant creative writer, this is an excellent book to try. Gail Carson Levine’s love for writing is contagious and downright fun.

The book focuses on what makes a story a good one, general composition, description, creativity, style, and technique. If you are still struggling with grammar and spelling, you will need some hands-on teaching, but otherwise, the book is well-organized and self-explanatory on its own.

I have taught with this from age 7 through highschool. Older students may object if they believe they are too mature for dwarves and magical potions.