"Over my long span working as an editor, I've discovered that the greatest barrier to publication is the author's satisfaction with a first draft . . . Sandy Asher's marvelous book, with more than two dozen successful authors and editors speaking to you, will change that. I know of no single tool for writers that will have the impact of Writing It Right." --Kent L. Brown Jr., Executive Director of the Highlights Foundation, Inc.
"This book is a must-must-read for writers . . . In story after story, through draft after draft, successful authors explain the changes they made, and experienced editors weigh in from the other side of the desk. On a personal note, I put stickies on 23 pages for future reference when I get stuck." --Barbara Robinson, author of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
"This is a must-read for anyone interested in a writer's creative process. Proving that writing is revising, Asher demonstrates the fine-tuning writers do to move a story from rough draft to a polished finish. Trust me, a veteran of Sandy Asher writing workshops--if you apply her Nine Essential Questions to your own stories, you might be surprised to find how close you ve come to 'writing it right.'" --Jan Greenberg, award-winning author of books for young readers, including Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Through the Gates and Beyond
About the Author
Sandy Asher is the editor of five collections of fiction and the author of more than 20 books for young readers, among them the award-winning Too Many Frogs! and its companion book, What a Party! As Sandra Fenichel Asher, she's also published close to three dozen plays and has been honored with the American Alliance for Theatre and Education's Charlotte Chorpenning Award. She has taught creative writing and led writing workshops for Drury University, the Institute of Children's Literature, SCBWI, and the Highlights Foundation.