A Guide to Writing Scary Stories

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By Mark Pierce and Karen Jennings. This is just like all the other how-to-write books—except scarier, and funnier, and more likely to make kids really want to write. Taken in sequence, 55 reproducible handouts guide each young writer through brainstorming and skill-building exercises in the vocabulary of fear, description of horror, dialogue of dread, characterization of hero and villain, and plotting of suspense, eventually drawing one strong story out of each student. Grades 4–6. Suggested readings. Illustrated. 8½" x 11". Good Year. 87 pages. ©2000.

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This title is part of the series: WRITE FRIGHT


Grades K-6
Grades K-6



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