Seize the Story: A Handbook for Teens Who Like to Write

 
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Victoria Hanley, award-winning author of teen fiction published in ten languages, spills the secrets for bringing action, adventure, humor, and drama to characters. All the elements of fiction, from creating believable dialogue to exciting plots, are laid out clearly and illustrated with examples taken straight from story excerpts by excellent writers. The book is packed with writing exercises designed to encourage young people to tell the stories that are theirs alone.

In addition, Hanley interviews other successful authors of teen literature who give their best insights about the writing life. Gain good advice from T.A. Barron, Joan Bauer, Hilari Bell, Chris Crutcher, David Lubar, Lauren Myracle, Todd Mitchell, Laura Resau, Denise Vega, and many more.

Winner of the Colorado Authors' League 2009 “Top Hand” award for young adult nonfiction.

Silver award winner in the 2008 PubWest book design competition.

Finalist for the Colorado Book Award.

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Victoria Hanley's fiction novels for teens are published in dozens of countries in ten languages. Her books have received many honors, including placement on the Texas Lone Star Master List, the Oklahoma Sequoyah Award Master List, the Utah Beehive Award List, and the Colorado Blue Spruce Award List, as well as earning an International Reading Association Young Adults' choice selection, the Colorado Book Award, and a Kallbacher-Klapperschlange Award (Germany). She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, the Colorado Association of Libraries, and the Colorado Author's League.

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Winner of the Colorado Authors' League 2009 "Top Hand" award for young adult nonfiction

Winner of the Silver Award in the 2009 PUBWest Book Design Awards competition (children's/young adult book non-illustrated category)

Finalist for the Colorado Book Award.

"Capturing readers' attention from the very first page, this book is an excellent resource for both teenagers and their teachers."—School Library Journal

"Filled to the brim with inspiration and information . . . a valuable resource for aspiring writers of all ages." —Children's Literature

"Worthy investment for writing instruction collections." —VOYA

"An amazing book about creative writing for teenagers and young adults who are developing voices and visions . . . an invaluable resource not only for young writers but for all writers." --National Association of Gifted Children Newsletter

Written by an award-winning young adult author, Seize the Story is an excellent, comprehensive guide to writing fiction for teens...While Seize the Story is written with teens in mind, adults interested in improving their writing skills will also benefit from Hanley's helpful prompts and exercises. This is a solid handbook for the aspiring author that can also be utilized by teachers in their creative writing classes. --Ohio Journal of English Language Arts, Volume 51.1

Written by an award-winning young adult author, Seize the Story is an excellent, comprehensive guide to writing fiction for teens...While Seize the Story is written with teens in mind, adults interested in improving their writing skills will also benefit from Hanley's helpful prompts and exercises. This is a solid handbook for the aspiring author that can also be utilized by teachers in their creative writing classes. --Ohio Journal of English Language Arts, Volume 51.1

Seize the Story is a really easy book to read, warm, sweet, and funny. It gives you a lot of tips to improve your stories, like for example, creating characters, the name of the characters, what to do when you have a writer's block, the difference between Showing and Telling, and the different points of view that you can choose to write your story, and much more . . . But the best thing, is that when I started reading this book, with all those exercises and those tips, I just wanted to sit at the computer and start writing again. I felt that the door which was keeping my imagination-creativity closed, it opened again. And the best thing is that I feel it will help me to understand better the books I read, and it will improve the reviews I write. Highly recommended. --Idris Sandelis, Throwing Books Blog

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