You Are a Story

Laura Dockrill

Illustrated by Lotte Cassidy

Age 12 +
11 May 2023
9781471413148
304 pages

Synopsis

"This book is much like the author - warm, honest, open, encouraging. I loved it and want to buy a copy for every creative teenager I know." - Louise O'Neill

A guide for using creative writing to speak your own truth.
You are enough. You are interesting. Tell your story.

Celebrated writer Laura Dockrill knows that the best writing comes when you are speaking your own truth, with your own voice. Expressing yourself honestly is a powerful way to know yourself and grow to celebrate the exciting, creative, unique person you are.

When you are a teenager, everything feels different. How are you supposed to figure out who you are when it seems like teachers, parents, friends, the rest of the world, are all asking you to be something else? It can be overwhelming but the best way to steer yourself through this crazy, brilliant time is to hold on to your sense of you. Laura's stress-free invitations to creative writing encourage you to find your voice, celebrate it and use it.
This book is much like the author - warm, honest, open, encouraging. I loved it and want to buy a copy for every creative teenager I know.
You Are a Story is a joyful, charming and honest guide to creativity that welcomes young writers in. A brilliant mix of anecdotes, inspiration and guidance as well as practical suggestions and tasks.
Laura is a singular talent. I can't think of anyone finer to learn from, she's the business.