Spilling Ink, a Young Writer’s Handbook isn’t what I expected, it’s MORE! I loved it – and think it’s appropriate for us older young writers, too!
Writing book for kids
*The only writing books for young writers I like are, well, very few — Ralph Fletcher and Victoria Hanley’s books come to mind in addition to my new favorite, Spilling Ink.
Here’s why I recommend this book for your kids (and you):
- Encourages writing anything and breaking the rules.
- Broken into manageable sections, making it easy to read.
- Helpful ideas.
- Memorable – love the stories of writing shared by both authors.
- Relatable – all writers stumble and grow, Anne and Ellen show how they’ve failed and succeeded.
- “I Dare You” ideas.
If you haven’t bought this book for your kids or yourself, it’s time. (Okay, if your child is only two, maybe wait a few years. I’m just saying . . .)
Spilling Ink is written by two experienced children’s book authors — Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter who, besides having lots of books, host a great blog on writing. Today, Anne Mazer shares on Imagination Soup ideas for writing dates with your kids.
GIVEAWAY! Do you want to win a copy of Spilling Ink? Comment below and tell why you’d like to win. Contest ends July 31, 2010. (U.S. and Canada only.) UPDATE: Congratulations to Marlis! I wish I could give this book to all of you so as usual, I used random.org to select the winner.