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by Gail Carson Levine | Read by Heather Henderson

Levine’s book for young writers ages 8 and up includes instruction on novel writing, poetry, blogging, and publishing. Narrator Heather Henderson does a superb job of capturing the enthusiasm of the text—a job made easier by Levine's conversational tone. Henderson’s pacing allows listeners to absorb the author's pointers on creating memorable characters, creatures, and worlds. However, the audio version may be more inspirational than practical as frequent prompts for the listener to stop and write make this a poor choice for listeners on the go. Nonetheless, the combination of Levine's engaging writing and Henderson's pitch-perfect narration ensures that even a listener in transit will glean useful tips and the inspiration to continue the writer's quest. L.T. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine