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Read But maybe even helpful is the insight she provides into the persistence and perseverance it takes to live a productive creative life And she answers the age old uestion Where do you get your ideas by revealing how events in her own life became the seeds of her best loved novels Hope in the Mail is a wildly inspirational read for anyone with a story to shar. Really enjoyed this book I love the Sammy Keyes books plus Flipped etc etc It was great to get the author's stories about how she came up with her stories The one where she meets the Hoodlum is great I would recommend this for any Wendelin Van Draanen fans or for anybody who wants a sneak peek into the life of an authorFavourite pieces of advice1 The point is to tune in and pay attention to the language of others It doesn't take much of a twist to give a character a uniue sound something that can be done uite simply by giving them a signature phrase or expression For example in Flipped Bryce uses and that my friend was That's his phrase His friends don't use it Juli certainly doesn't nor do his parents or teachers or anybody else in the book 2 It took me a long time to realize that writing is what's fun for the author but revising is what makes what we've written enjoyable for the reader3 Writers are often asked Are you a plotter or a pantser What I do is basically a balance of both Signposting gives you something that's less than an outline and than a blank page

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Hope in the MailPart writing guide and part memoir this inspiring book from the author of Flipped and The Running Dream is like Bird by Bird for YA readers and writers Wendelin Van Draanen didn't grow up wanting to be a writer but thirty books later she's convinced that writing saved her life Or at least saved her from a life of bitterness and despair Writing helped her sort ou. I loved this book I've read two of Van Draanen's books Flipped and Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief book 1 of her long series Enjoyed them both immensely She has an adorable wit and a way of painting life and its challenges with such genuineness and charm Even though I do not aspire to be a writer I found this book so entertaining and readable Van Draanen helps us understand what it takes to write a book by taking us through her own experiences as a writer It's a neat look into the world of writing and publishing I definitely will be reading of her books and have one right now waiting for me on my Kindle

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Hope in the Mail Read ¼ 104 Ö Part writing guide and part memoir this inspiring book from the author of Flipped and The Running Dream is like Bird by Bird for YA readers and writers Wendelin Van Draanen didn't grow up wanting to be a writer but thirty books later she's convinced that writing saved her life Or at least saved her from a life of bitternessT what she thought and felt and wanted And digging deep into fictional characters helped her understand the real people in her life better as wellWendelin shares what she's learned about writing life and what it takes to live the writing life This book is packed with practical advice on the craft about how to create characters and plot a story that's exciting to. A wonderful book on how to get started on writing and keeping at it