on 12 December 1998
As a teacher, I think this book is useful in giving kids an accurate picture of the writing life. The author provides professional advice, along with showing the day to day life of a writer's work. I particularly liked the "readings" section to give students examples to emulate. The reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that some of the exercises were too vague. As an educator, I know that high school and middle school kids need more step by step explanation.