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How I Came to Be a Writer

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds

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ISBN 10: 0689711298 / ISBN 13: 9780689711299
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Title: How I Came to Be a Writer

Publisher: Aladdin


Book Condition:Fine

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Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's books are true to life, funny, and, most of all, well written -- you'd think that she doesn't have to work at writing at all. She makes it seem easy,

But it isn't. Writing was not her first choice of a career, and even though creating stories might have been simple, getting them published was not. It took a long time -- and many rejection slips -- before she had a story accepted. But even that taught her more about her craft. How I Came to be a Writer is Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's story about her stories, from her first work in kindergarten to her most recent books. Illustrated with photographs, and including samples of her earlier writing, this book will show you the inner workings of the writing process, from the spark of an idea to a book's actual publication. Among Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's more than 80 books for children and adults are Eddie, Incorporated and The Solomon System (both available as Aladdin paperbacks).

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PHYLLIS REYNOLDS NAYLOR, author of more than eighty books for both children and adults, has experienced many of the same embarrassments as Alice McKinley in the Alice series, and even more that she wouldn't dare write about. She says she has a photographic memory of every stupid, ridiculous thing she has ever done. She also uses, in episodes in her Alice books, embarrassing things that have happened to other people.

She lives with her husband, Rex, a speech pathologist, in Bethesda, Maryland, and frequently travels about the country visiting schools and libraries, where she gets even more ideas for her books. The Naylors have two grown sons, Jeff and Michael.

Other books by Phyllis Naylor include The Agony of Alice; Alice in Rapture, Sort Of; Reluctantly Alice; All but Alice; Alice in April; Night Cry; A String of Chances; Send No Blessings; and Shiloh, which was awarded the 1992 Newbery Medal.

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