The Young Writer’s Companion

Groundwood Books
Paperback | 128 Pages
ISBN: 0888994117
Reading age to 10


  • Do you ever play with your food?
  • Do you like to doodle?
  • Do you have any odd relatives?
  • Do you talk to your pet?
  • Would you rather not clean your room?
  • Do you know any magic tricks?
  • Do you remember your dreams?

If you answered yes to even one of these questions then you have something in common with a famous writer and you can be a writer too. Just mooch through The Young Writers’ Companion and find out some scoop on famous writers and some ideas for your own reading and writing.

Where did this book come from?
I wrote this book because I found lots of books about writing dull. Books come from real people and each of these people has his or her own methods. How did J.R.R. Tolkien start a story? Why not give his method a try? What was the origin of Anne of Green Gables? Pretend to be Lucy Maud Montgomery and see what happens.

What do readers think?

A fun tool for focusing on collecting and stimulating ideas.
-Christian Courier

An excellent resource for both writer and teacher.

-Quill and Quire (a starred review)

Here’s a 'how-to' book to make the fingers itch. Equipment needed? 1. Pencil. 2. Imagination. No down-loading required.

-The Toronto Star