Hello, writers! Looking to write an awesome story? Read Spilling Ink by Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter! Spilling Ink is the young writer’s handbook, and new best friend! My friend, Lily, gave this to me for my birthday.
Spilling Ink is a very funny and helpful book. It includes chapters on Ugly First Drafts, Inspiration, Convincing Your Characters That They’re Alive, Naming Characters, Plot, POV, Suspense, Title Tattle, Dialogue, Description, Revision, Journaling, Two Heads are Better Than One, Writing Process, Keeping Readers Awake, Writer’s Block, Begging, Borrowing, and Stealing, Criticism, and Spilling Secrets. It’s a glorious book that contains many examples and tips. There are also “I Dare You” sections that include a little optional tip to challenge yourself.
I would recommend this book for ages 8 and up. It’s not too challenging, and I think writers of all ages would love this handy little guide.