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Inklings Book Contest Prep Course

Everything you need to know to get ready for the Inklings Book Contest

In this FREE course from Society of Young Inklings, our founder, Naomi Kinsman, walks you through everything you need to know to prepare to submit to the Inklings Book Contest.

In this series of mini-lessons, we walk through everything from choosing the right idea, developing characters, building a story-world, and revising for submission. Lessons will be released twice a week.

Need-to-know dates:

  • February 7: The first lesson releases! 🎉
  • March 12: The last lesson releases.
  • March 15: Last day to submit to the Inklings Book Contest.


Happy writing, Inklings!


Your Instructor


Naomi Kinsman
Naomi Kinsman

Author of the From Sadie’s Sketchbook Series and Spilled Ink, the award-winning Inklings Writers’ Notebook, Naomi is passionate about sharing her love of writing and creativity with young writers. Naomi’s background in improvisational and story theatre as well as her arts education work in Chicago, Portland, and the Bay Area has convinced her that creative play is a doorway through which learners can find inspiration and transformative learning experiences.

Naomi loves to play in many ways, but some of her favorites are tap-dancing, sketching, experimenting in the kitchen and tag with her Portuguese Water Dog, Turley. Naomi has a BA in Theatre Arts from Seattle Pacific University and has studied theatre with the Piven Theatre Workshop and ACT. She also has a Masters in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University.


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