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Spilling ink : a young writer's handbook

Author: Anne Mazer; Ellen Potter; Matt Phelan
Publisher: New York : RB Flash Point/Roaring Brook Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Children's nonfiction
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Mazer; Ellen Potter; Matt Phelan
ISBN: 9781596435148 1596435143 9781596436282 159643628X
OCLC Number: 441143030
Description: xi, 275 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Ready, set, go!: Is it really this simple? --
Ugly first drafts --
Inspiration --
Crafting your story: Convincing your characters that they are alive --
Naming your characters --
Blackberries, raspberries, and story ideas --
Now we get to the weird stuff, plot --
Who is telling your story, the narrative voice --
Starting points --
How to create a great story setting --
Suspense --
Title tattle --
How to write dialogue --
Description --
More crawling lizards, please, talking about illustrations --
Shape shifters --
Ta-da! --
Revision --
Journaling --
Two heads are better than one --
Writer's brain: Writing process --
Hellooooo, anybody out there? --
Keeping your readers awake --
Writers are strange creatures. Thank heavens! --
Writer's block 9-1-1 --
Your writer's identity --
Begging, borrowing, and stealing --
Writing habit --
Belly buttons --
Criticism --
Writer's life --
Spilling secrets.
Responsibility: by Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter ; illustrated by Matt Phelan.
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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.

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Excellent book for young writers to be.

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2011-04-11) Excellent Permalink

This book is directed towards upper elementary and middle level students who would like to write. It is written with two voices who chat back and forth about the processes involved in writing. It is delightful, funny and very helpful.

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