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The ultimate "get off your bum and do it" book, Everything I Know About Writing will motivate anyone to write. It's a lively funny guide to writing, as readable as a novel, but packed front to back with ideas and insights.
And this new edition has one other great feature: 600 extraordinary topics, guaranteed to have you or your students writing before you know it.
John Marsden is not just one of Australia's most successful writers of all time; he's also one of our best teachers of writing.
Everything I Know About Writing is the most painless way into writing - ever.
About the Author
John Marsden is Australia's bestselling author for teenagers and a highly acclaimed picture book writer. His previous titles include Winter, The Head Book, The Boy You Brought Home and Millie.
John Marsden lives at the Tye Estate, just outside of Melbourne, where he opened a school called Candlebark in January 2006. The school currently has 52 students, ranging from Prep to Year 7.
ISBN: 9780330360739 ISBN-10: 0330360736 Audience:
Published: April 1998 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.8
Weight (kg): 0.17
Edition Number: 1 Edition Type: Revised
About the Author
A trained educator with a natural gift for storytelling, John Marsden is arguably Australia’s foremost writer of Young Adult fiction.
Whilst working at the prestigious Geelong Grammar School, Marsden made the decision to write for teenagers, following his dissatisfaction with his students’ apathy towards reading and the observation that teenagers simply weren’t reading any more. Marsden then wrote So Much To Tell You in only three weeks, and the book was published in 1987. The book sold record numbers and won numerous awards including “Book of the Year” as awarded by the Children’s Book Council of Australia.
In 1993 Marsden published Tomorrow, When the War Began the first book in the Tomorrow series and his most acclaimed and best-selling work to date. Recently it was selected in the American Library Association list of 100 Best Books for Teens since 1966.
Marsden has won every major writing award in Australia for young people’s fiction, including what Marsden describes as one of the highlights of his career, the 2006 Lloyd O’Neil Award for contributions to Australian publishing. This award means that Marsden is one of only five authors to be honoured for lifelong services to the Australian book industry. John Marsden was also nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2008, the world’s largest children’s and youth literature award, and the second largest literature prize in the world.