May Ink Splat: Erin Entrada Kelly

May Ink Splat: Erin Entrada Kelly

This month, we talk to award-winning author Erin Entrada Kelly. She talks to us about the value of characters, her preferred method for writing first drafts, and what she hopes you’ll take away from Hello, Universe.  Keep reading! As always, we’ve got a...

April Ink Splat: National Poetry Month

It’s National Poetry Month! This month, we’re interviewing Society of Young Inklings’ resident poet, Sarah Lyn Rogers. Sarah is our Editorial Director and also on our mentor team. Among other things, she is responsible for all the magic behind...
March 2018 Ink Splat: Alan Gratz

March 2018 Ink Splat: Alan Gratz

This month, we’re interviewing Alan Gratz about his book, Refugee. Alan talks to us about his writing process, his inspiration for the book, and how he hopes to be a part of our cultural conversation about refugees. Keep reading! As always, we’ve got a...

Imagine a Setting

  In January, we interviewed Lauren Wolk for our monthly Ink Splat and issued a writing challenge all about setting. Pranav Butney, age 12, took us up on the challenge!  Here’s the prompt and Pranav’s response:   Imagine a setting where you’d like to spend...
February 2018 Ink Splat: Marilyn Hilton

February 2018 Ink Splat: Marilyn Hilton

This month, we’re interviewing Marilyn Hilton about her book, Full Cicada Moon. Marilyn talks to us about her writing process, her inspiration for the book, and how she chose to deal with a delicate topic with “wonder and terror and awe.” Keep...
January 2018 Ink Splat: Featuring Lauren Wolk

January 2018 Ink Splat: Featuring Lauren Wolk

This month, we’re interviewing Lauren Wolk about her book, Beyond the Bright Sea. Lauren talks to us about her writing as a child, how she starts constructing her novels, and the role research plays in writing fiction. Keep reading! As always, we’ve got a writing...