Polly Wants to Be a Writer Workbook 2: Write an Essay

Printable and fillable PDF file with 13 pages of easy-to-follow steps, exercises and advice on how to write a publishable essay. Recommended for advanced writers in grades 7+. Inspired by the characters in Polly Wants to Be a Writer: The Junior Authors Guide to Writing and Getting Published by Laura Michelle Thomas.


  • Work easily through the six-step writing process (topic, research, focus, draft, revise, proofread/format)
  • Exercises and guidance that will help you write a formal essay
  • Tips and advice from Ms. Whitford at every step
  • Guides for 4 revision rounds
  • Interactive PDF worksheets
  • Electronic document that you download, save, and print

The workbook was so helpful. I loved the idea of controlling your literary dragon. The six steps of the writing process and the formal essay checklist will definitely be something I use from now on. - Clare, Age 15

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Laura Michelle Thomas

About Laura Michelle Thomas

Laura Michelle Thomas is a novelist, freelance writer, writing mentor, and the owner of Laura Thomas Communications. She is the creator and administrator of the Junior Authors Contests and Junior Authors Conferences. Laura is publisher and senior editor of jaBlog! and is dedicated to fostering the development of young writers worldwide.