#KidlitSummerSchool Week 4 Begins Tomorrow

That’s a wrap for Week 3 Kidlit Summer Schoolers, but look out …here comes our fourth and final week!

We hope you’ve been enjoying Summer School so far and discovered new ways to work, to help your writing and illustrating—and you—grow in the realm of Heart and Humor.

As always, try not to miss class as much as you can. Posts are offered Monday through Friday right here on the blog through our fabulous faculty guest bloggers. And as you know all you have to do is virtually show up here. If you subscribe to this blog, school comes to you instead through your inbox. And don’t forget if you’re not already subscribed, just head to the right sidebar and subscribe—it’s that easy!

Take a look at your class schedule for Week 4. There’s still so much more for you to learn!

As always, please help us share the love for #KidlitSummerSchool by posting about it on Twitter, FB (including in groups of writers), Pinterest, and all other forms of social media. Simply 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!

More HEART&HUMOR for Week 4 of #KidlitSummerSchool with blog posts, webinars, exercises, and more! http://www.nerdychickswrite.com

If you didn’t get a chance to make the most our of Kidlit Summer School yet, there’s still time. Check these out:

  • Make sure you are on the email list! 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.
  • 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 own some 2016 Kidlit Summer School Memorabilia. It’s coming this week, yay! 😉
  • 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!


  • 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. 


Kick back today, catch up if you need to … and we’ll see you in class!

The Kidlit Summer School Board of Education.

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

42 comments on “#KidlitSummerSchool Week 4 Begins Tomorrow

  1. rimna says:

    Ready for week 4!


  2. I have all the worksheets printed and handy to review throughout the year. Ready for the final week. You all are awesome.


  3. kathyhierholzer says:

    The worksheets are such a plus for inspiration


  4. bucklessclass says:

    Can’t wait for next week!


  5. megcason1 says:

    Final week!! This had been so fun!


  6. Looking forward to week 4 😎


  7. davidmcmullin1 says:

    Bring it on. I’m ready!


  8. Lori Mozdzierz says:

    Already week 4 🙄 and ready for more!


  9. Monique says:

    Time sure has flown! Love KidLit Summer School.


  10. DebbieLubbert says:

    Looking forward to it!


  11. Lori Dubbin says:

    Can’t wait for more in week four!


  12. Well, this is confusing. Am I eager for week four to begin? I can’t wait to read the posts, but then–then–it’s all over. Summer school is over. And do I want it to be over? NO!


  13. Karen Leiby Belli says:

    This is keeping me motivated and less stressed. Wish I had done this last summer. Thanks!


  14. jodimckay says:

    Last week is lookin’ good!


  15. kathalsey says:

    Read for week 4, pour it on!


  16. Cathy Ogren says:

    Yay for the upcoming week’s posts!


  17. A great lineup for week 4!


  18. Bergers Book Reviews says:

    Looking forward to week four!


  19. What a great line up! You know how to make a school librarian’s heart happy!


  20. kdveiten says:

    Can’t believe it’s already week 4!


  21. All ready for week 4. Having a great time learning stuff.


  22. I am so grateful for your wonderful posts, gathering great authors and illustrators who are so willing to give us some insight. Thank you.


  23. knespoli says:

    Week 4 looks awesome. Bring it on!


  24. Laura says:

    Can we talk you into a Fall semester😉


  25. Anita Banks says:



  26. Can’t believe Summer School is almost over! Looking forward to this week’s posts and exercises.


  27. Judy Sobanski says:

    Looking forward to the last week of fabulous posts and exercises.


  28. writersideup says:

    These 3 weeks have been amazing, everyone 🙂 I’ve been enjoying EVERY post and saving all the exercises for when I can concentrate on them 🙂 As far as I know, I’m “perfect” attendance, the only question being whether or not I posted on Wendy’s within 24. Anyway, it’s been great and am REALLY looking forward to this week 😀


  29. Last week already? Time flies when you’re having fun!


  30. Excited about week 4!


  31. Diane Nizlek says:

    Last week already? 😦


  32. Kristen Browning says:

    So excited for more great lessons!


  33. Sheri Rad says:

    Looking forward to the last week.


  34. JEN says:

    I’m Loving school!


  35. shirley Johnson says:

    Enjoying all the posts!


  36. Looking forward to Week #4. Thank you.
    ~Suzy Leopold


  37. I’m here. I was absent for a day but I am back and grateful for your work. 🙂


  38. Kristen C.S. says:

    I love the self-paced study format. So effective!!! =)


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