Juicy Writing is a treasure-trove of inspiration and practical advice for teenage writers, and adults too. What do you need to begin? Where do you go for ideas? What do you do if you get disheartened? From helpful 'starting points' to discussions on the essential ingredients of character, plot, form, setting and dialogue, Brigid Lowry offers up wisdoms she has collected over years of being a writer herself.
More than just a 'how to' book for young writers, though - Juicy Writing' will take readers on a journey of self discovery and creativity, encouraging them to be themselves and explore their dreams and passions.
Why being a writer is good:
You get paid to make stuff up
You get to travel because it's research
You can stay home and work in your pyjamas
You get to ask nosy questions because it's research
You get to read a book in your study whle other people are doing housework because it looks like you are working
Why being a writer is bad:
Sitting by yourself in your study for hours is lonely
Staring at a blank page when you can't think of even one interesting idea is terrifying and lonely
No one pays you if you don't do anything
Brigid Lowry knows the highs and lows of being a writer, but she still thinks it's a joy. In this book she takes you on a journey to discover yourself and what you really want to say, AND how to make it juicy and original. So, what do you need to begin? Where can you find ideas? How can you make your writing better? What can you do if you get stuck?
Let Brigid inspire you to doodle, daydream and discover your creativity - then write hard and fast into the wild land of your imagination. If you ever thought you'd like to write, start reading Juicy Writing!
Brigid Lowry was born in New Zealand. She now lives there, having spent some time in Australia. In previous incarnations she has been a flower child, a waitress and a school teacher.
Brigid has published short stories and poetry as well as adult and young adult fiction.
Allen & Unwin
Author: Brigid Lowry