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Spilling ink : a young writer's handbook

by Mazer, Anne.

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 14 Libraries 15 of 20 copies
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Brentwood Library Juvenile Non-fiction JUV 808.02 Mazer
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Moon Township Public Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 808 MAZER
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Summary

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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Two fine writers put their heads together and come up with an equally fine guide to their craft for beginners. Avoiding traditional chapters, the coauthors address issues by turns in short personal takes. Mazer speaks to beginnings, for example, while Potter tackles endings; and both have diverting things to say about everything that happens in between, whether it's the narrative voice or (eek) writer's block. Always agreeable, practical, and commonsensical in their approach, the two are also refreshingly permissive ( it's fine to break rules ), though they add the caveat that rule breakage should come from a knowledge of said rules and a good reason for breaking them. Their text is enlivened with sidebar features, personal anecdotes, and suggestions to readers for exercising their new skills (happily these aren't called Exercises but, instead, I Dare You ). Such devices, along with the authors' unfailing good humor, will go a long way to convincing their audience that writing can actually be fun! A notion that is nicely underscored by Phelan's engaging and always appealing illustrations.--Cart, Michael Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This playful guide for aspiring writers aims to demystify the creative process as it explores first drafts and finding inspiration, the meat and potatoes of writing, and writer's block and criticism. 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. "I get ideas while waiting in lines, staring at the clouds, or lying sick in bed," says Mazer; demonstrating how to build suspense, Potter shares the true story ("with a few embellishments") of a robber hanging from her neighbor's terrace. Phelan's ink illustrations and a lighthearted humor enliven the text, and honest advice, such as "Your character's heart's desire is what propels your story forward," are cogent and invaluable. Ages 9-14. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Fiction -- Authorship -- Handbooks, manuals, etc. -- Juvenile literature.
Authorship -- Handbooks, manuals, etc. -- Juvenile literature.
Fiction -- Authorship.
Authorship.
Publisher New York :RB Flash Point/Roaring Brook Press,2010
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Potter, Ellen, 1963-
Phelan, Matt.
Language English
Description xi, 275 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781596435148 (hardcover)
1596435143 (hardcover)
9781596436282 (pbk.)
159643628X (pbk.)
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