Inklings from Cape Cod is an eclectic mix of traditional and non-traditional writing lessons and the pieces that they inspired. Created primarily during a week at a Cape Cod summer workshop, the book's selections are authored by students in 6th through 12th grade. The writing pieces featured in Inklings span the gamut from six word stories, to dramatic drafts and eclectic exercises to crafty characterizations, private poetry, wordly wonderings, fabulous fiction, noteworthy nonfiction, lively letters, sensational settings, toddler tantrums, articulate alliteration, and trustworthy teaching techniques. This collection, an accolade to the young authors, has something for readers of all ages, writers of all levels, and teachers who like to be wowed. This coffee table text is unique with motivating mini writing lessons accompanied by the inspiringly creative student responses. The editor is a seasoned, award winning teacher and published journalist. Thirty-six extremely motivated, enthusiastic Cape Cod summer writing workshop students inspired teacher Stephanie Boosahda to create this anthology. On the third day of the five day workshop she found herself again saying, "Those pieces were awesome. Seriously, they should be published." Responding with total silence, the students from as far away as Michigan and Kansas joined Cape Cod students in letting Stephanie's words echo, "Those pieces ... should be published." So, adventure into the diverse creative writing of these exceptional 6th through 11th graders, and see why well-know authors have commented: "A joy to read, and an awesome voyage into the creative minds of young, imaginative writers..." - John Prophet, author of the Casey Miller Mysteries "Fascinating and fun to read, with everything from six-word stories to longer pieces, "Inklings" demonstrates the many ways an inspired teacher can empower students to discover their creativity and develop their own unique and powerful voices." - Leslie Meier, author of the Lucy Stone Mystery series " ... If these young writers continue honing their craft, the future of American literature looks very bright, indeed."- Elizabeth Moisan, author of Master of the Sweet Trade "These collected voices blend together in a chorale of accomplishment. What a treat to read. What a joy to know that future novelists, memoirists, and poets have been fostered in this way to enchant tomorrow's readers." - Kathryn C. Dunlap, Director; Buzzards Bay Writing Project, Nat'l Writing Project; University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth "Stephanie's design of the Workshop clearly provided an atmosphere of safety, trust, and risk-taking in writing that is obvious in the breadth and depth of the selections in this anthology. A wonderful read and a great resource." -K. Victoria Kazer-Townsend, retired English AP professor Delve into Inklings, enjoy, and be inspired. There's something for everyone in this eclectic read.