The prized, literary phenomenon, Polly Wants To Be A Writer, provides a much needed insight into the everyday battle budding young writers must face, against their inner dragons. Laura Thomas skillfully instructs literary youths everywhere how to slay said dragons that might be standing between them and publishable work. This inspirational tale of a 15 year old aspiring writer, Polly, attempting to tame her defiant inner dragon, Scum, is embedded with vital information, relatable to writers everywhere. This brilliant fusion of adventure and guidance should be every young writers greatest weapon, in the battle to beat procrastination, writer's block, and the search for the extra shove towards greatness. Everyone who has a toe in the world of literature is well aware of the endless spectrum between fiction and non-fiction, and it is safe to announce that Laura Thomas has effortlessly mastered a blend between the both genres, rendering Polly Wants To Be A Writer the ultimate guide to any aspiring authors in their quest for publication. I genuinely recommend this book to anyone considering a career as a writer, publisher, editor or even just someone who enjoys a coming-of-age tale about a determined young girl and her truculent dragon.