Saturday, March 14, 2015

Spilling Ink, a young writer's handbook

" It's our choices, Harry, that show us who we truly are,
far more than our abilities."
          ~Albus Dumbledore

Title: Spilling Ink, a young writer's handbook

Genre: How-to 

Age group: Any who are interested in writing, whether it be to sharpen your mind or make a career

Author: Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter

My Opinion: 

       I really had a fun time reading this book. I myself have a passion for writing, and have began countless stories never to be finished. There really is an art to writing, and everyone has to figure out how they write best. This book is all about writing and how to write, and teaches young adults and kids all they need to know to get immersed in a story of their own. When I was reading the book, I jumped around a bunch, discovering hidden gems of wisdom. Each chapter is about a different component that writers use as tools to help them - little tricks that make their overall outcome better. Inside of each chapter are activities, tips, and more helpful information to make your story even better. If you want your story to be refined, professional, and amazing, then this book is a great tool to help you get to where you want to be.
       One of the reasons why I enjoyed this book so much was that it was not only lighthearted while portraying crucial information to becoming a writer, it inspired me to write more stories as well. This book is great for kids of all ages who wish to become aspiring and talented writers, or for those who just want to try something new and see where it gets them. To me this book was really helpful, for it walked me through step by step the making of a story. This book went above and beyond, exceeded my expectations, and helping me improve a little bit more each day. 

If you enjoyed Spilling Ink, you may also find interesting:

What If? Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers

I hope that this post helped inspire and possibly spark some creativity inside of you!

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