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Spilled Ink


Both whimsical and practical, Spilled Ink is filled with inspiration, tools and tips to develop the creative thinking skills of writers of all ages.

Play your way to the page with Spilled Ink, winner of Moonbeam’s 2009 Gold Medal for Educational Activity Book!

This “un” commonplace book is your entry into Writerly Play. Once opened, every day becomes a new opportunity for creative thinking and fun.

Both whimsical and practical, Spilled Ink is filled with the inspiration, tools and tips needed to develop the writing skills of fledging authors of all ages. Learn the writerly habit of attention to detail; discovering and collecting ideas from everyday experience that shape the characters, plots, settings and details of fully realized stories. Learn to identify what makes a good story by reading like a writer. And record it all in Spilled Ink.

Included inside:

  • 30 cut-apart Ink Splats – playful, thought provoking cards that help when you’re stuck for ideas.
  • A handy ring to keep all your “splats” together.
  • An official Society of Young Inklings pencil
  • Plain Paper – a special Spilled Ink ruled notebook for your writing adventures!

From the Moonbeam Judges:

“What a fine collection of resources to inspire kids to write!”

“I love the combination of literary tradition and playfulness. These folks know what makes kids tick.”

“Ms. Kinsman is dedicated to the noble cause of creative writing and sharing it with children is admirable. Bravo!”