The Top 23 Rules for Becoming a Frighteningly Good Writer

An entertaining story that's also a useful guide full of tips, hints and practical advice on how to write.

Two writers and friends meet on an island for a convention but remain trapped there as the result of a heavy storm. They decide to stay in a small hotel. The island is left without electricity with nothing to do. But Gilda, the daughter of the owner, has an idea: to open a mysterious box that belonged to her Great Uncle Evaristo, who was a writer too. On the box is a label: “This box contains everything you need to become a writer”.

  • Tips, secrets, suggestions and ideas.

  • In this funny and useful handbook, young readers will find everything they need to make an ingenious plot, describe an uncanny (even bizarre) situation and fix a limping writing and finally shine on the writing hall of fame!.


GENRE Adventure / Humour
FIRST PUBLISHER Mondadori (Italy), 2016


Pierdomenico grew up in an old house with a library containing more than 20,000 volumes. A writer and journalist, his books have sold millions of copies worldwide and have been translated into over 30 languages. Today he is considered one of the greatest Italian children’s authors.




Alessandro grew up in the hilly region of Monferrato before moving to Turin. There, he gained a degree and Ph.D. in philosophy, just in time to discover that the world didn’t need another philosopher. At this point, his friend Pierdomenico suggested he start writing children’s stories. Since then, Alessandro has written more than thirty books, published in numerous countries.