Writing Notable Narrative Nonfiction

Writing Notable Narrative Nonfiction

by Sue Vander Hook


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Maybe you have an interesting experience to share from your life or from someone in your family. Or perhaps you'd like to write about a famous person or a fascinating moment in history. This book will help you craft notable narrative nonfiction-appealing true stories. After you discover a topic, you'll move on to collecting facts and charting your course. Once you've written a rough draft, you'll learn how to revise your work and polish it into a great piece of writing. This book also offers examples, quotes, and short writing exercises to inspire you. Whether your goal is to tell your own story or someone else's, this hook will help you bring the details to life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467782920
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/2015
Series: Write This Way Series
Pages: 56
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 910L (what's this?)
Age Range: 11 - 12 Years

About the Author

Sue Vander Hook is the author of more than 40 books, including biographies and books on writing, technology, sports, disease, and historical events. She has a Master’s degree in English Studies from Minnesota State University, Mankato, where she also taught writing. Her educational background and classroom experience teaching English and journalism prepared her for a writing career that focuses on educational books for children and young adults. She especially enjoys writing profiles and biographies of people who made a difference and whose successes and failures give encouragement and hope to readers. She lives in Minnesota with her family and three very interesting dogs.

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Chapter 1 Discover a Topic 6

Chapter 2 Collect the Facet 12

Chapter 5 Chart Your Course 22

Chapter 4 Write Something-Even If It's Bad! 28

Chapter 5 Review and Revise 36

Writing for a Living 46

Source Notes 48

Glossary 50

Selected Bibliography 51

Further Information 52

Index 54

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