So, you want to write? You love those amazing books you find can transport you to extraordinary worlds where you experience exciting adventures. You admire those talented authors. How can you emulate them? Well, here is the book to help you on your way. Joanne Owen guides the young writer to think about all the elements that combine to create that magical thing, a story, from the opening line to its conclusion. She talks about character development, vocabulary, atmosphere, empathy, different genres, even allegory. However, there is nothing worthy in her presentation. Each topic is introduced by a snappy double page spread with concise definitions or description and easy suggestions to follow all embellished with lively decoration by Kia Marie Hunt. You do not even have to find paper – there are spaces and pages for doodling and writing– and the reader is encouraged to do both (librarians beware!). There are guidelines for editing your work – and a reminder for those who will be writers to establish a routine. Indeed, here is a very comprehensive guide to getting started.
You can write awesome stories is one of a series looking at different topics and enthusiasms – making pictures, photography, gardening among them. If writing might not be your path, why not try something else.