Browsing around the Internet today, I stumbled on the Two Writing Teachers blog. Which led me to Spilling Ink: A Young Writer’s Handbook. Which has a website here, which has a page of free stuff for kids, which offers a sheet of…
And they also offer (in their teacher’s stuff):
- How to Give Fabulous Feedback
(for commenting on your classmates’ blogs!)
I love rabbit trails!
The title, Spilling Ink, comes from one of the tips in the book:
If you’re afraid to start, or you hate every word you write, here’s a foolproof fear-fighting exercise. Give yourself permission to write anything. That’s right — anything. Spill some ink. Just babble on paper. Or write one sentence over and over. Or close your eyes and write. (Sometimes I take off my glasses so I won’t see what I’m writing.) You may be writing absolute nonsense, but you are writing. Sooner or later, you’ll start to think of something you really want to write about. Or maybe, buried in the pages of sludge, there’s one tiny diamond.
If you’re interested in the book, be sure to read Princess Kitten’s review: