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Do you like to write? Want to write? Do you like to read? Do you like being creative? Do you like funny stories?
If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, please go find a copy of Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook. When I first read the description of this book, I thought "hm, it sounds like all of the other kids writing books out there that I've already read." But, I read it anyway, and I am glad I did!
It's written by two actual, published authors who shares tons of unique tips, funny blurbs they've written, and amusing situations from their life. I've already put several of their helpful suggestions into practice, including concepts such as sitting down for milk and cookies with your characters and looking through a chicken-nugget sized lens (are you interested yet?). The best praise I can offer is the fact that I want to buy this book! I usually get most of my books from the library and don't see a need to own them, so if I come across I book that I would be willing to pay money for and store, you know it is an outstanding book!
If you like to write - hey, even if you don't like to write - you will probably end up loving this book!