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Free read í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ð Wendelin Van Draanen T what she thought and felt and wanted And digging deep into fictional characters helped her understand the real people in her life better as wellWendelin shares what she's learned about writing life and what it takes to live the writing life This book is packed with practical advice on the craft about how to create characters and plot a story that's exciting to. A wonderful book on how to get started on writing and keeping at it

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Read & Download Hope in the Mail à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Part writing guide and part memoir this inspiring book from the author of Flipped and The Running Dream is like Bird by Bird for YA readers and writers Wendelin Van Draanen didn't grow up wanting to be a writer but thirty books later she's convinced that writing Read But maybe even helpful is the insight she provides into the persistence and perseverance it takes to live a productive creative life And she answers the age old uestion Where do you get your ideas by revealing how events in her own life became the seeds of her best loved novels Hope in the Mail is a wildly inspirational read for anyone with a story to shar. HOPE IN THE MAIL is an autobiographical account of the author’s life as it relates to her writing Wendelin Van Draanen has penned over thirty two books for the kids’ lit community most notably THE SAMMY KEYES MYSTERIES which is comprised of eighteen middle grade novels She’s put in her time as a storyteller establishing herself as an authority on the subject and lucky for us in her latest book she’s willing to share all about her process HOPE IN THE MAIL touches on some fundamentals in writing a good story the business of selling a book such as acuiring an editor and agent the road to publication once sold and the basic financial reality of being an author Van Draanen shares where she got her inspiration for her novels and ends on some notes of encouragement for aspiring creatives Frankly it’s a must read for anyone who has ever considered embarking on this adventureWith that being said while HOPE IN THE MAIL is full of valuable and practical wisdom what makes it so special is how much Van Draanen shares about her personal life She had uite an unusual upbringing surrounded by colorful characters and she constantly connects lessons she learned during that time to managing the difficulties of writing books professionally Even in adulthood Van Draanen wasn’t living the easy life kicking back because of her books’ advances What she did have though was passion She literally could not stop herself from writing her booksI love Van Draanen’s story so much Not only was I deeply moved by her experiences and in a certain way found her Swiss Family Robinson lifestyle romantic— though I’m sure she may contest that notion— I also was inspired Van Draanen reminds us that in almost all circumstances it’s possible to write to keep trying and to get better Success is possible no matter where you start if you’re willing to get in there and do the hard work— it’s evident Van Draanen never shied away from itOverall HOPE IN THE MAIL is a beautiful reflection on Van Draanen’s work up to this point Her optimism and point of view is intoxicatingly refreshing and this book will appeal to fans of Elizabeth Gilbert’s BIG MAGIC HOW TO LIVE A CREATIVE LIFE AND LET GO OF YOUR FEARReview originally written on YA Books Central

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Hope in the MailPart writing guide and part memoir this inspiring book from the author of Flipped and The Running Dream is like Bird by Bird for YA readers and writers Wendelin Van Draanen didn't grow up wanting to be a writer but thirty books later she's convinced that writing saved her life Or at least saved her from a life of bitterness and despair Writing helped her sort ou. I loved this book from start to finish It has a ton of great with advice and information such as behind the scenes on publishing and it's so inspiring to hear the author's journey as a writer It made me laugh and inspired me as an aspiring author to never give up It also left me wanting to be a better person and to read the rest of her books of which I've read three so far If you are an author or aspiring author this is a must read