Edited By: Alana Garrigues and Nutschell Anne Windsor A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WRITER Story Sprouts: Voice features the fearless adventures of 25 aspiring and published children's book authors— gifted writers who spent one day exploring the mysteries and nuanced expression of Authorial, Narrative and Character Voice. Included are more than 60 works of original poetry and prose. The authors composed in less than 10 hours, as they deepened their understanding of literary devices and sharpened their powers of observation and interpretation. Each learned to speak from the heart of a child, from the soul of an inanimate object, and to faithfully represent a character meticulously created from a photograph. Readers will be touched and inspired, but Story Sprouts is also a rich reference tool for teachers and workshop leaders. The book offers prompts and tips, details the specific workshop techniques used, includes handouts and other materials, and cites a wealth of free online resources—all of which serve to strengthen writers as they pursue their craft.