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Spilling Ink is one of the best handbooks for young writers you'll find, with everything from finding your writer's voice to plotting what happens, creating your characters, choosing a narrative voice (who is telling your story) and getting into a writing practice.
The authors have put together everything a young writer needs to know.
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Kingsmead Book Fair is launching a nationwide Young Writers’ Competition for ages 6 – 18. Enter now and show us your creative spark! Competition closes 16 May 2022.
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Why are we passionate about getting children to read? Beyond the academic reasons, reading is an invitation to think, dream, explore, adventure and become – and it’s available to everyone.
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“Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.”