Write Now!: How to Turn Your Ideas into Great Stories


88 pages
ISBN 0-590-24931-2
DDC j808.3'1





Reviewed by Lorraine Douglas

Lorraine Douglas is the youth services co-ordinator at the Winnipeg
Public Library.


This revision of Karleen Bradford’s 1988 book on creative story making
is lucidly written and filled with valuable ideas. Topics include
brainstorming through the technique of clustering thoughts,
characterization, writing believable dialogue, uses of voice and tense,
composing an imaginative title, and editing. One section presents
story-starter ideas and tips from Canadian authors, which are reprinted
from Allison Gertridge’s Meet Canadian Authors and Illustrators

All in all, a handy resource for both students and teachers of language
arts. Highly recommended.


Bradford, Karleen., “Write Now!: How to Turn Your Ideas into Great Stories,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed May 30, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/19853.