Squidge’s Guide to Super Stories

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Katherine Hetzel
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Dragonfeather Books
124 pp. ● 6×9
$10.95 (pb) ● $3.99 (eb)
ISBN 978-1-949290-68-4 (pb)

For ages 9 and up

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Language Arts / Composition & Creative Writing

Publication date: July 2021

About the Book

Everyone is a storyteller. Really. They are.

Think about it. We tell stories whenever we describe what we did at the weekend. What our favourite present was on our last birthday. Where we went on holiday last year . . . These are stories about ourselves and our lives, and are more often than not, real. We also love to use our imaginations and make up stories for playacting, entertaining others, or because stories keep popping into our heads.

It’s easy to tell a story. But it’s not always easy to write one. Squidge’s Guide to Super Stories helps young writers capture their story ideas, fill them out with detail, and polish them up to be the best they can possibly be. Hetzel’s informal style, whimsical illustrations, and amusing examples makes writing fun. Her emphasis on capturing a story first and thinking about the rules after gives young writers permission to free their imaginations.

Katherine Hetzel has spent years sharing information and advice with young and novice writers who want to improve their writing or make the stories they’ve already written better. From finding story inspiration to plotting to creating interesting characters, Squidge’s Guide to Super Stories has everything a young writer needs to write stories they are proud of and for readers to enjoy.