#KidlitSummerSchool Orientation 2016. Class Starts Tomorrow!

Welcome to Kidlit Summer School Orientation 2016!

Today we’re here to tell you what to expect so that you can feel comfortable and confident going forward. Looks like you’re sitting up straight and reading your assignment. Fantastic! You get a star!

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For the most successful school experience, make sure you don’t cut class! Classes are offered Monday through Friday right here on the blog through our fabulous faculty guest bloggers. All you have to do is virtually show up here! If you subscribe to this blog, you can have the school come to you instead. We recommend this, so head to the right sidebar and subscribe if you haven’t already! You want to learn how to add heart and humor like a pro, don’t you? We’ll be covering all manner of strategies for doing just that over the next few weeks.

Weekends are a time to sit back and process what you’ve learned. We’ll have that covered here on the blog too! Along with some pop quizzes. Don’t worry about those. We have confidence you’ll pass with flying colors!

Now, take a look at your class schedule for the week. You’re going to learn a lot!

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Since tomorrow is THE FIRST DAY, we’d like to get #KidlitSummerSchool trending. Please help us share the word by posting about it on Twitter, FB (including in groups of writers), Pinterest, and all other forms of social media. Please use the tag #KidlitSummerSchool wherever you post. If you want, you can copy the ready-made tweet below and paste it into your feed. Super-easy!

Join us for HEART&HUMOR on the 1st day of #KidlitSummerSchool with blog posts, webinars, exercises, and more! http://www.nerdychickswrite.com

Here are some ways you can get the most out of Kidlit Summer School:

  • Make sure you are on the email list! Do this by registering this year. All passwords, webinar links, etc. will be sent out through email ONLY. If you are not getting emails, please click HERE to troubleshoot. Because there are so many of you, we ask that you read this carefully before contacting us about a problem. A regular weekly email will be sent out (usually on Sundays). Look for it to make sure you get it!
  • Join our Facebook Group! If you have registered for Kidlit Summer School 2016, follow this link to ask to be added if you haven’t already.  If you haven’t registered, please register HERE, even if you registered last year
  • Participate in our Twitter #30mdares: This year, Rebecca Petruck will post prompts on Twitter and Facebook twice a week so students have the freedom to arrange group dares that suit their schedules and time zones, or do them on their own. The only “rule” is to set a timer and go without stopping for 30 minutes. You can find her on Twitter at @RebeccaPetruck.   Prompts will be posted Tuesday at 9p ET and Saturday at 10a ET. To get prompts, check the Twitter hashtag #30mdare or visit the Facebook group.Publisher’s Weekly covered Rebecca’s first experience with the #30mdare. You can read about that HERE.
  • FAQ page: Check out the pages for FAQs in the navigation bar for more information on webinars, email, and #30mdares.
  • Cafe Press: Soon our 2016 design will be ready to order from our Cafe Press store. You can have your own Kidlit Summer School uniform. 😉
  • Webinars: Stay tuned — we’re still working on these.
  • New to School? If this is your first time attending Kidlit Summer School, check out our updated ABOUT page for a brief explanation of how things work!

GIVEAWAYS:

  • Perfect Attendance: Remember the blue-star-thumbperfect attendance award? You can get one for attending Kidlit Summer School! We’ll hold a drawing at the end of Summer School for people who commented on every post here on the blog within the first 24 hours of it going up. When Summer School is over, there will be a post explaining how to be entered for the drawing for the Perfect Attendance grand prize.
  • Author Giveaways: Some of our amazing authors will be sponsoring giveaways with their posts. You must comment on their post to qualify for these. Details will be at the end of each post.
  • #30mdare Giveaway: Students who complete at least five of the seven dares will be entered to win a 20-page critique and follow-up phone call from Rebecca. 

ALL PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED AT THE END OF KIDLIT SUMMER SCHOOL 2016!

 

We’re looking forward to a great few weeks! See you in class!

The Kidlit Summer School Board of Education.

Follow us on Twitter: @dawnmyoung @kamikinard @leezaworks @marciecolleen @sudiptabq

70 comments on “#KidlitSummerSchool Orientation 2016. Class Starts Tomorrow!

  1. Can’t wait! The previous two years have been so much fun, looking forward to learning more this summer as well.

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  2. Sharon Giltrow says:

    Yay for summer school can’t wait

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  3. jodimckay says:

    Woo Hoo! Let’s get this party started🎉

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  4. kathalsey says:

    Ready to go, chicks! Thank you all.

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  5. Vicki Erwin says:

    My first Kidlir Summer School! Excited!

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  6. […] Kidlit Summer School officially starts tomorrow. I signed up for this online series last summer and really enjoyed it […]

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  7. This is my first year… I’m excited!

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  8. Crumbs shaken from keyboard in anticipation of the first day of school. Bring it on!

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  9. Tina Cho says:

    Looking forward to it!

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  10. I’m a newbie. Can’t wait!

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  11. Becky says:

    Looking forward to this! Thank you!

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  12. kpbock says:

    So excited to get to work!

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  13. Looking forward to another fun school year.

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  14. davidmcmullin1 says:

    My lunch pail is packed and ready to go!

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  15. Lori Dubbin says:

    Got my kidlit summer school notebook, backpack, AND a new haircut.

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  16. rimna says:

    Looking forward to another great year.

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  17. This is my first year attending. I’m looking forward to learning a lot!

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  18. I’ve participated for several years and look forward to it every year! Best school I ever went to.

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  19. writersideup says:

    You ladies and faculty are just fantastic! There are never sufficient words to thank you all properly for your generosity and the extraordinarily high-quality gems you all impart. Thank you! 😀 oxox

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  20. mariaordish says:

    Can’t wait! I’m headed to Greece but I will be writing!!!! looking forward to my first summer school!

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  21. Wheeee! Ready for summer school to be in session 🙂

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  22. DebbieLubbert says:

    Looking forward to it!

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  23. I am really excited, ladies. But 1) I don’t know what time to check in for the lesson of the day.–I’m assuming it’s being emailed or posted on the blog site. and 2) I will be participating in the Texas Poetry Conference all day Thursday and Friday. I’ll keep checking in and doing what I can, so don’t think I’m just slacking. I couldn’t wait a whole ‘nother year!

    Kate Lacy

    On Sun, Jul 10, 2016 at 6:44 AM, Nerdy Chicks Write wrote:

    > The Nerdy Chicks posted: “Welcome to Kidlit Summer School Orientation > 2016! Today we’re here to tell you what to expect so that you can feel > comfortable and confident going forward. Looks like you’re sitting up > straight and reading your assignment. Fantastic! You get a star! Fo” >

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    • kamikinard says:

      Posts usually go up around 8:00 am, but remember, you work at your own pace, so no worries about travel or otherwise. If you subscribe to the blog, they should arrive in your email inbox. Otherwise, they are on the site. See you in class!

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  24. I really need a kick in the pants this summer. I think this will be just the trick. Thanks for running this again.

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  25. carolofparis says:

    Looking forward to it!

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  26. Sheri Radovich says:

    Looking forward to this class and learning new information about picture books the have heart and humor infused.

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  27. KidKit promo is now on my Facebook page.. Can hardly wait until tomorrow!

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  28. debrakayschmidt says:

    Summer school was never this fun! Thank you for organizing this informative event!

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  29. Debbie Austin says:

    Can’t wait! I always learn so much!

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  30. Hip, hip, hooray for Kidlit Summer School. Thank you, Kami & Sudipta.
    ~Suzy Leopold

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  31. Doris Stone says:

    Yay! I love Kidlit Summer School!

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  32. Laurie L Young says:

    Question: When does perfect attendance start? Tomorrow, or does it include all the pre-reg posts?

    Also, I am so excited for this year’s summer school!! I have participated in the last 2 years and they have been extraordinary!! Thank you for this amazing and valuable experience!!

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  33. First year checking this out–looking forward to “class” this week!

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  34. Traci Bold says:

    See you in school tomorrow! 🙂

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  35. Susan Thumm Paxton says:

    Last summer was awesome! Looking forward to another great experience.

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  36. Keila Dawson says:

    Ready for all the wisdom. Bring it! Thanks for another year.

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  37. Monique Wakefield says:

    Can’t wait!!!

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  38. Kim Pfennigwerth says:

    Woohoo!! Can’t wait – sharing on twitter and facebook 😀

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  39. Judy Sobanski says:

    Schools “in” for Summer!! I’m a first-timer who’s looking forward to KidLit Summer School!

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  40. Shannon says:

    Looking forward to it!

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  41. Susan Schade says:

    Very excited! Looking forward to another year!

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  42. Nicola says:

    This looks so exciting 🙂 Can’t wait to start.

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  43. ShellyHY says:

    This sounds fantastic! Can’t wait to get started – woohoo – schools IN!

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  44. Lotus Ivak says:

    Fantastic! Can’t wait to get started!

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  45. thank you i no i wil lern lotz. i luv skool im hapy you luv wat you do it wil mak skool fun

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  46. Laura Rackham says:

    Who knew summer school could be so fun!

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  47. megcason1 says:

    Let’s do this!!

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  48. Faith Pray says:

    Thank you! This is going to be fantastic!

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