Gifts for the Budding Writer

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Designed by a longtime creative writing teacher, this innovative kit includes a 64-page booklet filled with exercises and instructions that focus on a "right-brain" approach to writing. Sixty exercises like First Sentences, Non Sequiturs, and Last Straws will get stories off the ground! Includes 60 cards fuel creative descriptions and four spinner palettes that will ignite unexpected plot twists. For any aspiring writer, this kit is the perfect first step on the path to literary greatness!

  1. Bananagrams
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    Bananagrams / Other
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    5 out of 5 stars for Bananagrams. View reviews of this product. 6 Reviews Video
  2. Blurt! The Uproarious Word Race  Game!
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    Educational Insights / Other
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    4.5 out of 5 stars for Blurt! The Uproarious Word Race Game!. View reviews of this product. 2 Reviews
  3. Tile Lock Scrabble
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    Winning Moves Games / 2014 / Other, N/A
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    3 out of 5 stars for Tile Lock Scrabble. View reviews of this product. 1 Reviews Video
  4. Haikubes [With Over 60 Word Cubes]
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    Forrest-Pruzan Creative
    Chronicle Books / 2010 / Other, N/A
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  1. Promises, Projects, and Prayers  Activity Journal
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    Christ to All / 2016 / Trade Paperback
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  2. My Superhero Mini-Journal
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    Diana Zourelias
    Dover Publications / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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  3. Password Required Vault, Lock and  Key Diary
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    Peaceable Kingdom / 2016 / Gift
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  4. Keep Out, Lock and Key Diary
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  1. Personalized, Maple Pen with Name  and Message
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    P Graham Dunn Inc Engravables / 2012 / Gift
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  2. Personalized Rosewood Pen with Name  and Message
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  3. Adoration Pen and Pencil Gift Set,  Violet and Silver
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  4. Adoration Pen and Pencil Gift Set,  Black and Silver
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Creative Journals

  1. Wreck This Journal
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    Keri Smith
    Perigee Books / Trade Paperback
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    Stock No: WW161941

Wreck This Journal is a creative, fun, and highly interactive way to step outside the box and throw yourself into the world of lived art. . .the opposite of traditional journaling.

Integrating subversive (and often destructive) actions-"fling coffee here" and "collect fruit stickers here," along with writing and drawing prompts like "document a boring event in detail" or "Sleep with the journal. Describe the experience here," this unique book will free readers of the compulsion to write neatly, keep the binding intact, and progress chronologically. Great for creative types itching for some sanctioned destruction, or for "Type As" who want to loosen up a bit!

  1. Leap Write In!: Adventures in Creative Writing
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    Karen Benke
    Roost Books / Trade Paperback
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Growing up brings with it a lot of feelings and a lot of things to think about and ponder over. Introspective writing can be not only one of the best ways to channel creative-writing energy, but also to take a step back and process all of those emotions. Leap Write In! is a series of fascinating, out-of-the-box, meandering prompts for stories, lists, memories, and more. The teal blue and black print, fun fonts, and mix of straight, undulating, and chevron-shaped lines to write on creates a fun atmosphere that encourages writers to let go and just write!

Prompts include ideas like:
"What do you carry in your pocket, backpack, head, heart?"
"Track where your mind wanders during class, and see if you can turn your wonderings into a daydream-type story with wild and whirling words. Begin with the last thing your teacher said."
"Be a reporter with your eyes and ears.Bear witness to the next three people you see. In one short sketch, describe each one. Nothing more."

Featuring a number of creative exercises and things to think about, this book features a wide range of inspirational ideas that are sure to get your introspective teenagers thinking and writing. A variety of poems and example works are also included. 282 pages, softcover. High School.

  1. Tear Up This Book!
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    Keri Smith
    American Girl Publishing / 2005 / Spiral Bound
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    Stock No: WW859772

Girls will discover dozens of fun ways to be creative with this book packed with projects! With special punch-out pages, girls can make a cootie catcher, bingo boards, a gift box, a secret note dispenser, a micro mobile, and so much more. This book also offers lots of games, crafts, journal-writing activities, and sticker fun for girls to share with friends and family, or to do on their own.

  1. A Writer's Notebook: Unlocking the Writer Within You
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    Ralph Fletcher
    HarperCollins / 1996 / Trade Paperback
    Our Price$6.29 Retail Price$6.99 Save 10% ($0.70)
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    Stock No: WW07843
Many authors keep a notebook in which they record impressions, memories and ideas. This terrific book tells kids how to create a journal and introduces them to the wonders of writing down their thoughts and ambitions. The book suggests to kids the kinds of things to record and how to fashion them into pieces of writing.

New Millennium Girl Creative Writing Course

  1. Isabel's Secret
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    Jan May
    New Millennium Girl Books / 2011 / Trade Paperback
    Our Price$7.95
  2. Creative Writing Made Easy!  Introducing Isabel
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    Jan May
    New Millennium Girl Books / 2011 / Trade Paperback
    Our Price$16.95
  3. Isabel's Closet: Creative Writing  Made Easy Paper Doll and Craft Book
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    Jan May
    New Millennium Girl Books / 2010 / Trade Paperback
    Our Price$16.95
  4. Isabel's Fun Fair Fiasco
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    New Millennium Girl Books / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    Our Price$7.95

Writing Guides

  1. Someday You'll Write
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    Elizabeth Yates
    JourneyForth / 1995 / Trade Paperback
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  2. Eats, Shoots & Leaves
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    Lynne Truss
    Putnam Juvenile / 2006 / Hardcover
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  3. Twenty-Odd Ducks
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    Lynne Truss
    G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers / 2008 / Hardcover
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  4. Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero  Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
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    Lynne Truss
    Gotham Books / Trade Paperback
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The Play of Words

  1. The Play of Words: Fun and Games for Language Lovers
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    Richard Lederer
    Simon & Schuster / 1991 / Trade Paperback
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    Stock No: WW89096

In this delightful volume of linguistic revelry, you can horse around with the animal metaphors that make poetry of everyday speech - as well as with the wheezy cliches that are all too conspicuous in our daily prose. Romp with the rhythms and rhymes of "Inky Pinky," and see if you can "Name that Bunch" - a prickle of porcupines? a rash of dermatologists? But beware: you can lose points for laughing in "Fictionary."

Fun Vocabulary Books

  1. 100 Words Every Christian Should  Know
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    Rose Publishing / 2017 / Other
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    5 out of 5 stars for 100 Words Every Christian Should Know. View reviews of this product. 2 Reviews
  2. 100 Words Every High School Graduate  Should Know
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    American Heritage Dictionaries Editors
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 2016 / Trade Paperback
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  3. 100 Words Every Middle Schooler  Should Know
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    Editors of the American Heritage Dictionary
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 2010 / Trade Paperback
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    5 out of 5 stars for 100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know. View reviews of this product. 2 Reviews
  4. 100 More Words Every High School  Graduate Should Know
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    American Heritage Dictionary Editors
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 2013 / Trade Paperback
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