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Blazing Pencils: A Guide to Writing Fiction and Essays/With Writing Notebook Paperback – January, 1991

ISBN-13: 978-0915924196 ISBN-10: 0915924196 Edition: 2nd Prntng

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 129 pages
  • Publisher: Teachers & Writers; 2nd Prntng edition (January 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0915924196
  • ISBN-13: 978-0915924196
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,696,528 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Blazing Pencils: A Guide to Writing Fiction and Essays is a wonderfully clear "how-to" guide to writing fiction and essays. The more than 150 writing ideas in Blazing Pencils help the aspiring writer every step of the way in writing a complete story or essay. One of the great pieces of advice to young writers by their more experienced (and published) elders has been to "write, write and keep on writing". But like any other craft, writing has its own tips, tricks and techniques. Blazing Pencils will help shape and channel all that practice so ardently advocated to its most productive and rewarding end results. -- Midwest Book Review

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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Marcus Aurelius on May 13, 2007
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Pick up one of the cheapest used copies. There's a great overview for lower level writers about the five paragraph essay. If your students are like mine, you'll use M. S. Willis's lesson every term. Some of the better students will get the idea of a thesis and topic sentences just from the one lesson. Others will neet a blazing pencil inserted under the fingernails. Ah, give it a shot.
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