Spilling Ink Writer's Club 

Teachers, librarians, homeschoolers, kids . . . start your own Spilling Ink writing club!  

Here are a few links and ideas to get you started:  

Check out these letters by Irene Kisler, fifth grade teacher, and Kinsey, a sixth grader, both of whom started their own writing clubs. They offer great tips and ideas.

-Enter a Spilling Ink writing contest or other writing contests sponsored by authors or publishers

- Anne and Ellen answer frequently asked writing questions here


Spilling Ink freebies

Download Spilling Ink Writing Club poster here.

How to Give Fabulous Feedback– download the poster here

Spilling Ink Bookmarks and Bookplates

Spilling Ink official “License to Write” download here

Spilling Ink Writing Contract from the book download here

Five Ways to Use Spilling Ink in the Classroom and/or Writing Club download here

I Dare You Cards: download here


To publish your work:

Inspiration Library


Writing Books for Young Writers

Spilling Ink: A Handbook for Young Writers by Ellen Potter and Anne Mazer

Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly by Gail Carson Levine

Seize the Story by Victoria Hanley


Writing Books for Older Teens and Adult Writers

Websites with Writing Advice and more for Young Writers

You Tube

Neil Gaiman gets to the heart of what you need to be a writer in just over one minute.


Websites with Writing Advice for Older Teen and Adult Writers

Figment: Write Yourself In An online reading and writing community for young adults and fans of YA lit.

via Gotham Writer’s Workshop, This is a great compilation of “Tips from Masters” including Zadie Smith, Elmore Leonard, Jack Kerouac, Billy Wilder, Kurt Vonnegut, P.D. James and more.

Things teenage writers should know

Cassandra Clare