Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 5 - 9Grades 4 - 6T5.9n/a


Practical advice in a perfect package for young aspiring writers.

After receiving letters from fans asking for writing advice,accomplished authors Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter joined together to create this guidebook for young writers. The authors mix inspirational anecdotes with practical guidance on how to find a voice, develop characters and plot,
make revisions, and overcome writer's block. Fun writing prompts will help young writers jump-start their own projects, and encouragement throughout will keep them at work.

Hardcover, 288 pages
Published on March 30, 2010 by Flash Point
ISBN-10: 1596435143
ISBN-13: 9781596435148
3 Book Reviews
  • pinkcat3
    pinkcat3over 1 year55 stars
    This is a wonderful book to read, especially if you want to be a writer! This book has lot of fun writing activities to do to start writing.
    • tori3ghoul
      tori3ghoulabout 5 years44 stars
      I've wanted to be a children's writer since I was eight. This book gives great skills on character building, rough drafts, and settings. There are even interviews with the authors about their childhoods in the back of the book. I will definitely keep this book with me forever.
      • edmodo-wzjpfyq5dn
        edmodo-wzjpfyq5dnabout 9 years44 stars
        I honestly only picked up the book because of the summer reading list but this book is great for those first time writers who want to know where to start.