Spilling Ink by Ellen Potter
A Young Writer's Handbook

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LEARN HOW TO WRITE LIKE THE EXPERTS, FROM THE EXPERTS.  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.
 

About Ellen Potter

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Ellen Potter is the author of The Kneebone Boy, published by Feiwel and Friends, and praised as "a quirky charmer" by Kirkus Reviews in a starred review. Her other novels include Slob, a Junior Library Guild selection, and the bestselling Olivia Kidney series. She lives in Upstate New York.
 
Published March 30, 2010 by Square Fish. 288 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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Two prolific writers for children offer advice on the writing process for young writers.

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Young scribes may find the tools they need with these guides to the craft.

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Mazer (the Sister Magic series) and Potter (the Olivia Kidney books) challenge readers to dig deep into their characters, make a “mental compost pile” to find inspiration, and face revision head on, while modeling their own approaches.

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