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Spilling Ink by Anne Mazer
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Mar 17, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: ya, non-fiction
Read from March 15 to 17, 2011

Admittedly, this book sat on my desk at school for 7 months before I picked it, and I only picked it up because I was feeling guilty that I was hogging a book from the school library that a student or two probably wanted to read. I took it from the library because I thought it sounded like a good read. I had no idea what a good read this book is! I can't wait to book talk it to my students. The book is full of sound writing advice for kids. And the best part is they'll probably take it for two reasons: 1)The people giving the advice are writers and not teachers and 2)The advice doesn't give the young writers a formula to follow or one way to write. The book instead is a conversations between two writers talking about writing. The most valuable pieces of the book, IMHO, is the section on revision and the comment that writing is hard (well, really it's revision that's hard - but you know what I mean). This is a must read for young writers and their teachers.
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thanks---plan to buy it for my 7th and 8th grade classes.

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