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Polly Wants to Be a Writer

Crum I wish he was dead and get on with my life In the wake of her parents' separation Polly a fifteen year old wannabe writer comes face to face with her inner dragon a truculent impatient creature named Scrum who is a talented but frightful critic of her writing With the help of Ms Patience Whitfo. Okay actually I made it about two thirds of the way through this book Polly the protagonist is nothing than an immature brat She shows distain to every other character in the book including her literary dragon Scrum who is supposed to help her write the perfect story I do not enjoy reading a book where all the main character does is be rude to everyone

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I suck I'll never make it I get writer's block every ten seconds every day all the time I should give up I can't even finish any of my own stories I truly suck I'm sorry for wasting your time Maybe I'll be a nurse like my mom or sell farm euipment like my dad Whatever I'm going to go home and tell S. Entwining fantasy with reality Laura Thomas deftly weaves an intriguing story of fifteen year old Polly who aspires to be a writer and her struggles to become one Mrs Thomas debut novel showcases the all too real struggles of a teenager in modern day society trying to make it as a writer However not only does Polly have to deal with writer s block and not being able to finish a story she also has to deal with a dragon that suddenly appears in her bedroom Named Scrum this dragon imposes upon her life with snarky remarks and hurtful critics of her story She goes to her favorite author Ms Whitford for help with her dragon and learns that Scrum is Polly s inner literary critic She must learn to control him if she ever wants to graduate from being a wannabe writer and become a full fledged one Along with Polly s journey to tame Scrum and take control of her own writing there are also several different interesting characters that make the book multifaceted and layered Polly has to deal with Yulleg Snoblivski a famous author her own age who goes to her school Yulleg in turn has to deal with his own literary dragon who has issues of his own and the pushy publishing companies when all he wants to do is uit writing once and for all Not to mention parents with secrets secrets about parents dragons of all shapes sorts and smarts and a power struggle for the last copy of a certain book In this book Mrs Thomas not only engages you with an imaginative fantasy story and fictional world but also educates you on how to tame your own literary dragon Polly and conseuently the reader learns about the ins and outs of the publishing world as well as the process of writing a story from the first brainstorming session to the first draft This book is good for anyone who holds an interest in writing but has never been sure of how to go about it or has tripped over a stumbling block on the road to their finished story Addressing all the common issues that most writers have grappled with Ms Thomas has created much than just an instruction manual for transferring your story from mind to material She has produced a book that is both informing and entertaining I highly recommend this book for any wannabe writers out there

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Rd a literary dragon trainer and leader of a global writing guild Polly faces the almost impossible task of going beyond her good ideas to finish a publishable piece of fiction All the while Polly and Scrum become entangled in a dangerous scheme that threatens the future of every writer on the plane. Writing is something that s often seen to be a rigorous monotonous process but Polly through its imaginative characters and entertaining and sometimes brilliantly humorous storyline proves that it is just the oppositeThe story centers around a teenager called Polly a fifteen year old who is filled with brilliant ideas the one about the vampire wolf in particular made me laugh but has trouble developing them into actual novels and pieces of writing I must admit I was skeptical and wary at first part due to the purplish children s book type cover part due to the dreariness of previous writing guides I ve bored through but I must say that there is something for everyone in Polly Wants to Be a WriterPolly s problem with writer s block very much parallels the struggles that I face as writer Like Polly I ve too struggled with developing an idea into a coherent piece of work The moments in which Polly learns to write are brief and although some might not like this but personally I found this is what made this part novel part instruction manual such an engaging read Writing tips aren t crammed into the novel but rather slowly introduced to the reader with lengthy parts of actual storyline in between time in which the reader can slowly digest what he or she has just learnt Come to think of it the way in which the novel is written very much parallels a writer s journey of growth Writers don t instantly become masters of their craft but rather slowly build up their set of skills over a long period of timeThe characters prove to be both uirky and imaginative Polly the main character of the novel is someone that we all relate to We share in Polly s troublesome plight from the very beginning of the novel feel Polly s anxiousness in Dr Mammozarack s depression clinic and share in the success that Polly feels when she completes the first draft of her story at the end of the novelThe story is lighthearted and a uick read I loved the representation of our inner literary critic as a dragon The idea of muzzling our literary dragons is a metaphor that I m sure will help younger kids understand the importance of allowing our ideas to run wild during the first few stages of writing Scrum was actually one of my favorite elements of the book without Scum the novel wouldn t have been as nearly as funny as it is I was laughing when Scrum ate Polly s laptop I think as readers we were meant to feel sympathetic towards Polly but I had a great laugh when reading that particular bit of the bookThis novel is great for young aspiring writers like Polly but also for those who just want something to read for Polly is a great story in itself


About the Author: Laura Michelle Thomas

Laura Michelle Thomas is an author with a background in storytelling freelance copywriting and editing and ghostwriting She runs Laura Thomas Communications an organization dedicated to fostering the development of young writers worldwide through uality contests conferences blogging and educational resources She is the publisher and senior editor of jaBlog an online magazine for young wri



10 thoughts on “Polly Wants to Be a Writer

  1. says:

    An exciting and entertaining work of fiction paired easily with non fiction ideas to help young writers along their course Polly Wan

  2. says:

    This book wasn’t available in my country and had to be specially ordered but I went out of my way into getting it I knew

  3. says:

    Entwining fantasy with reality Laura Thomas deftly weaves an intriguing story of fifteen year old Polly who aspires to be a writer and her struggles to become one Mrs Thomas' debut novel showcases the all too real struggles of a teenager in modern day society trying to make it as a writer However not only does Polly have to deal with writer's block and not being able to finish a story she also has to deal with a dragon that sudden

  4. says:

    By the time you finish this book you will be inspired to pick up that story you have been working on and finish it This book was an amazing blend of fiction and non fiction using an absolutely relatable character to drag the reader in to the world of Polly The story provides so much information to young writers

  5. says:

    Okay actually I made it about two thirds of the way through this book Polly the protagonist is nothing than an immature brat She shows distain to every other character in the book including her literary dragon Scrum who is supposed to help her write the perfect story I do not enjoy reading a book where all the main character does is be rude to everyone

  6. says:

    The fate of every writer is at stake And it's taking all of 15 year old Polly’s determination to forget that and concent

  7. says:

    Writing is something that’s often seen to be a rigorous monotonous process but Polly through its imaginative characters and entertaining and sometimes brilliantly humorous storyline proves that it is just the op

  8. says:

    Cleverly crafted and highly informative Laura Thomas has absolutely blown me away with Polly Wants to be a Writer The blend of fiction and non fiction is truly genius and teaches the reader a lot often without th

  9. says:

    Dragons writing adventure and reading What could you ask for? And if you want something that combines all of these good news I have just the book for youTo be perfectly honest when I first read this book I was sceptical I thought it would be like a manual or even a children’s story told in a patronising manner But as soon as I rea

  10. says:

    Prior to reading this book I had a dream of being writer But it was just that; a dream With all the pressure of school work

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