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  • 232 pages
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  • 5.0 x 8.0 inches
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Polly Wants to Be a Writer
The Junior Authors Guide to Writing and Getting Published by Laura Michelle Thomas

From the creator of the International Junior Authors Contests and Conferences comes a 5-star, imaginative urban fantasy that does the impossible: encourages and trains young writers to create better fiction through an action-packed narrative.

Polly, a fifteen-year-old wannabe writer, comes face to face with her inner dragon, a truculent, impatient creature who is a talented but frightful critic of her writing. With the help of Ms. Patience Whitford, 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 her dragon, Scrum, become entangled in a dangerous scheme that threatens the future of every writer on the planet.

Polly Wants to Be a Writer is an entertaining, encouraging read and an invaluable reference guide for anyone who ever feels frustrated or discouraged by the arduous task of breaking into print.

As a bonus, readers can apply what they have learned by writing a short piece of fan fiction, which they can submit to Thomas’ website for review and publication.


"Upon finishing, the first thought that popped into my head was, "If Polly can do it, why can't I? If I just follow all the tips that Polly was given..." It's inspiring, relatable, and uplifting, and it'll have young writers rushing to their desks before you can say Scrum."

Amneet Mann, age 16, Copywriter and Aspiring Author

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Laura Michelle Thomas, M.A. is a professional writer and storyteller with a passion for helping young writers jump-start their literary careers. Her company, Laura Thomas Communications, fosters the development of young writers worldwide through quality contests, conferences, books, blogs, and educational materials.To find out more please visit:


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