I am preparing workshops for the Kids Writing Camps that I’m teaching this summer. You can find out more about the Kids Writing Camps here.
One of the books I love to use with kids is Spilling Ink by Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter. The book is full of fun exercises which helps kids, and adults writing for kids, build a story.
The following exercise is only one of many you can find in Spilling Ink.
Bake Your Character–Character Recipe--Think of six qualities for a character and write a recipe for him or her.
Here is my Character Recipe for Jasmine in tween novel, STAINED GLASS SUMMER
Baking Jasmine (Stained Glass Summer)
5 Cups of creativity
2 Cups of risk-taking
2 Cups of sandals, a bike, and an eighth grade boy named Cole.
1 tsp of jet black hair
1/2 tsp of organization and list making
1/4 tsp of a blue ribbon
Can you create a character recipe? Feel free to post below in the comments!