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Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook. 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—along with award winning illustrator Matt Phelan, 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.


"The best of recent volumes on the subject." - KIRKUS 

"...writing can actually be fun!" - BOOKLIST

"...cogent and invaluable." - Publishers Weekly

"...this book will be terrific for both libraries and classrooms." - Mary Ann Darby, VOYA

“Read this!” - Bruce Coville

"An outstanding book." - Nancy Springer 

"...formidable guides on (a) writing journey."  - Two Writing Teachers

"Room 210 Stamp of Approval." - Paul W. Hankins

"Every middle and high school teacher should go out and buy Spilling Ink RIGHT  NOW." The Reading Zone

"...exactly what a great book for children should be." - Tasha Saecker

“...Spilling Ink is a great book because it talks directly to you.” – Rene, age 11

 “My students are beginning to see that they are writers...” - Debbie, 6th grade teacher

"Spilling Ink is a teacher's best friend!" Tess Alfonsin 

"Convivial, engaging and energizing..." Wordswimmer

"Funny, specific, fascinating, and useful." - Book Aunt

"Takes much of what you've already been taught... and hurls it out the window." Teen Books & Beyond 

"I blazed through it, dog-earing pages...wishing I was a classroom teacher again." TLC Tech+Library+Classroom

"...Written in a way that kids will understand..." Writing on the Sidewalk


For more praise, please click on the Press link at the Spilling Ink website!