Books by Laura Michelle Thomas


Polly Wants to Be a Writer CoverPolly Wants to Be a Writer: The Junior Authors Guide to Writing and Getting Published
Young Adult Fiction
Urban Fantasy Adventure & Fiction Writing Guide
Friesen Press 2013
232 Pages
Paperback ISBN 978-1-4602-2819-7
eBook ISBN 978-1-4602-2820-3

Available through all major booksellers in paperback and eBook.
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The Naked Storyteller
Fiction / Humorous – Satire
Friesen Press 2014
Paperback ISBN 978-1-4602-4620-7

Only available in paperback through Laura.
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Polly Wants to Be Writer Workbooks

Available for download exclusively in the LTC store.

Polly Writing Workbooks by Laura Michelle Thomas

Myth: Writing talent is developed by simply writing. Fact: Writing talent is developed through coaching and study. That’s why I created these workbooks as practical training guides with information to study, exercises to do, plus checklists and advice to keep you on track. – Laura


Workbook 1: Write a Short Story
Six easy steps with tips and worksheets included
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Workbook 2: Write an Essay
The smart way to write non-fiction
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Workbook 3: Write a Poem
From idea to submission
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Workbook 4: Write a Novel
How to write and finish your novel
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Workbook 5: Get Published
Covers traditional and self-publishing
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77 comments on “Books by Laura Michelle Thomas

  1. Sebastian

    Can’t wait until Polly Wants To Be a Writer hits stores! Looks amazing :-)

    • Hi Seb. I’m working through my 4th round of editing and I’m finally starting to be really happy with it.

  2. Bishal Mukhopadhyay

    Mam,thanx…..whenever i ask any author about writing..they always say more read and more write.but Mam though i am a student and i engaged with other is impossible for me to much reading and too much writing..but i like to write very can i maintain all these things?

    • Hi Bishal. Set one small writing goal each month.

      • Oreeda

        theres a website called

        you make an account and get 4:20 to write a fable, or anything you want
        you can publish it, see what others think, (they can give 1-5 stars)

        or keep it private for your personnal achievments

        i thought it was pretty cool, you can spend as much or little time you want on it

        I think it helps with your advice to Bishal

  3. Bishal Mukhopadhyay

    Mam…i write comics..bcoz i am a good painter,last yr i got National Award for its helps me to draw characters of i am writing short stories..i want to be a good writer..bcz.writing is my passion..i get very few time to write..bcz. it is too much pressure of studies on me..i am 12 yrs of age.

    • Hi Bishal. Why not try writing really short stories, like 200 words or less. Focus on building interesting plots with simplistic characters.

  4. Bishal Mukhopadhyay

    Mam ,how can i improve my writings?

    • Hi Bishal. Can you please tell me more about the kind of writing you aspire to do well? Do you want to write novels? Do you want to write better essays? Do you want to have a career as a writer?

  5. Bishal Mukhopadhyay

    Mam, At first a big thanx for ur reply.,today i am sending my story..plz.inform me if u get it..

  6. Evie Black

    Hi Laura! Can we enter the contest with a friend? So like two people for one entry?


    • Hi Evie. Absolutely. Just use one person’s contact info for the online form but please put the info for both of you on the first page of your story. Have fun! Collaboration is such a cool thing. :-)

  7. Bishal Mukhopadhyay

    Mam, i am from India 12 yrs of age,when and how can i submit my story,?

  8. Hannah

    Hey Laura i entered the contest but forgot to put my postal address on it. is that ok or should i send it again?

  9. Caitlin Neaves

    Hello i tried entering the contest and it said it was the wrong file type but siad it had been sent and was being judged. i dont know what to do. Help? please.

    • Hi Cailtlin. I have your story. It came through the third time as a PDF.

      • Caitlin Neaves

        Phew thankyou i thought it didnt go through.

  10. Paula Brummel

    may we enter the contest if we live in the U.S.A.

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