Week 4 POP QUIZ

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Alright, are you ready to show off all that you have learned in our LAST Pop Quiz? We know you’re all going to nail it and will surely show off your heart and humor! Take this quiz to see what you learned during the fourth and final week of Kidlit Summer School.

 

 

1. On Monday, Terra McVoy encouraged us to add heart to our stories through the following:

a) Developing character relationships to better understand motivation.

b) Learning specific details about character in order to make them more complete and real.

c) Understanding that building character is the hardest and most complicated aspect of writing, but is worth the time.

d) All of the above

2. On Tuesday, Kelly Starling Lyons’s prompts writers to create soulful stories by…

a) Putting yourself in your characters’ shoes.

b) Studying writers who do it well.

c) Look for internal cues within yourself. Make yourself feel.

d) All of the above

3. On Wednesday, Jason Kirschner made us laugh by adding the following to his stories…

a) Funny sounding words.

b) Exaggeration.

c) Visual gags and fart jokes.

d) All of the above

4. On Thursday, Mimi Cross demonstrated how she uses the following to “listen” to her character’s heart:

a) Interviews with the character.

b) Meditation to prepare yourself to really listen to what the character is saying.

c) Listening to yourself as a writer and connecting on a deeper level.

d) All of the above

5. On Friday, Bonnie Adamson’s case studies illustrated what lessons she has learned to add heart to her stories?

a) Find your star player and make it *all* about him.

b) Draw on real people you’ve known to flesh out tropes like “the class clown,” or “the homecoming queen.”

c) Energize your characters with something totally unexpected.

d) All of the above

Hip, hip hooray, you got an A right? 100%? If you’re unsure, go back and check out the posts from Week Four. This is an open blog test. (And you don’t even have to turn it in. Grade yourself and then pat yourself on the back!)

You did it! Now you get a chance to kick back, and enjoy the rest of your summer…or if you didn’t get a chance to go through all the KLSS posts yet, no worries, you can go back anytime and catch up!

 

55 comments on “Week 4 POP QUIZ

  1. It’s been fun… Thanks for all the great tips, and exercises! 🙂

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  2. Thank you all for everything! I know much time and hard work goes into executing summer school, and this year’s Heart and Humor blew me away! I’m bummed it’s over, but I know I’m walking away with LOADS of great advice and inspiration. Thanks again

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  3. Amy Benoit says:

    I passed! … thank you for another great year. Cue the music. Peace. Out.

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  4. kathyhierholzer says:

    This was a great help to me. I’ve never written anything and all this info has inspired me. I am having a great time developing my characters and I was really at loss in that department.

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  5. I’ve really, really enjoyed #KidlitSummerSchool. Thanks for your time and talents to make this happen. Have a great rest of your summer.

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  6. Lori Dubbin says:

    Thank you for another great KLSS. I’ll be working on the exercises and doing lots of revision. See you in September! 🙂

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  7. Alice Fulgione says:

    Thank you so much for providing such a great learning opportunity for writers! This was my first year but I’ll be back for sure.

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  8. kdveiten says:

    Fabulous week! Thanks for all the hard work running summer school!

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  9. Yay! While I’m sad to see NCW Kidlit Summer School come to an end, I’m excited to put to practice all that we’ve been provided this summer. Thanks so much everyone! See you next year!

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  10. jmcegan says:

    Thanks you for all the work you put in to share so much great information.

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  11. It’s been wonderful. A huge thank you to all involved!

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  12. yangmommy says:

    Thanks for the cliff notes quiz this week! 🙂

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  13. Thank you ladies for doing this every summer. We can’t get enough of everyone’s great advice.

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  14. Bergers Book Reviews says:

    Another great week of learning! Thanks for much.

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  15. What a great summer course! Really enjoyed and benefitted from it. Thank you to all the authors/illustrators who contributed.

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  16. Waaah! It’s over! KLSS flew by this year. Thanks to everyone who participated. Great posts. Great advice.

    Oh, and about my yearbook photo? Can I get a re-do? I wasn’t ready.

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  17. This has been an amazing summer school. Each post taught me something new or reminded me of something I’ve forgotten. Thank you to everyone who contributed, and a special thanks to the super ladies who hosted it.

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  18. Lori Mozdzierz says:

    Thank you for another chock-filled summer school! The tips and tools shared are beyond helpful 😉

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  19. megcason1 says:

    This was great!! Thank you for all the tips, advice and inspiration!

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  20. Diane Nizlek says:

    A huge thank you for all of your hard work. You have helped me and untold others finesse our manuscripts.

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  21. betsybcook says:

    This was awesome. I really enjoyed starting my day out right and now I have plenty of material and food for thought as I get on with writing!!

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  22. Anita Banks says:

    Another wonderful session of summer school

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  23. hmmmmm says:

    Marcie, Kami, Sudipta, Leeza, Dawn, Bonnie et. al.: you guys rock. Thank you!!!!

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  24. Best yet! Thank you for the wealth of knowledge and the exercises. Extremely helpful! Thank you Nerdy Chicks.

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  25. ManjuBeth says:

    Thanks to all the Nerdy Chicks and Guest Writers!

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  26. knespoli says:

    I greatly appreciate being a participant in KidLit Summer School. I know much time and hard work goes into putting this together, and this year’s Heart and Humor was awesome! All of the posts were great and I am very inspired by each of the authors.I am leaving with heaps of great advice and inspiration. I am sorry it has come to an end, but want to thank each and every one who helped to make this a wonderful camp experience.
    See you next year!

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  27. rimna says:

    Another great year – thanks to all!

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  28. This was a great year for KidLit Summer School. I know it is a lot of work for all involved. We all appreciate what you do to make this so fun and educational. Thank you, see you next year.

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  29. Cathy Ogren says:

    Thank you for KidLit Summer School! It has been a great experience. I have lots of advice to ponder as I work on my writing craft.

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  30. Thank you, KLSS, for another terrific summer school session! Thank you to the guest bloggers who shared fab tips, advice, and examples to put in our tool boxes-you are the bestest! Happy summer everyone 🙂

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  31. Sheri Radovich says:

    Thank you it was an enlightening week, not to get down to business. Last summer school session.

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  32. Anna Gateley-Stanton says:

    What a great way to learn. Who would have thought I’d sign up for and enjoy attending summer school. Thanks to you all for the great lessons and exercises. See you next year!

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  33. Summer school was amazing — as always! Thank you all so much for your generosity. You can’t put a price on this kind of information. 🙂

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  34. Kristen C.S. says:

    Man, I can’t believe it’s over and done! How time flies when I’m learning to hone my writerly self. Thanks for all you do, ladies! =)

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  35. Thank you so much for all your time and effort to make this a great experience.
    Loved the summer school.

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  36. Kate Giard says:

    This has been a fantastic experience. I am so grateful to everyone who shared their thoughts. Thanks, too, for all of the time and effort that went into making the summer school experience so magnificent. You rock!

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  37. kathalsey says:

    Hip-hip hooray! 100% cu’z all these posts were A+. Thank you for another great week, Chicks!

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  38. laurielyoung says:

    This has been so helpful and exactly what I needed to level up my manuscript. Thank you to all involved—Sudipta, Kami, Marcie, Rebecca, and anyone else I’ve missed. I am so grateful for the generosity of each of you and the other amazing faculty contributors. It’s been wonderful!

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  39. Natalie Lynn Tanner says:

    THANK YOU SO MUCH, LADIES! I hope you know how much we appreciate all the hard work you put into making Kidlit Summer School such an AMAZING experience for all of us! And THANK YOU to all of the AWESOME writers and illustrators who posted. I’ve learned SO MUCH this summer! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!!!!

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  40. Last pop quiz! Phew! Nailed it.

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  41. Angie says:

    What a wonderful #KidLitSummerSchool! Thank you very much for putting this together! Loved it!

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  42. It is true . . . Nerdy Chicks Rule. Thank you for helping me to grow and learn as a writer.
    ~Suzy Leopold

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  43. DebbieLubbert says:

    It’s been fun. Thanks! I need to go back and catch up on some reading.

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  44. Kristen Browning says:

    Funnest summer school ever! Thanks very much to everyone involved. Great advice and helpful strategies–now to fix my ailing manuscripts. Can’t wait for next summer 🙂

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  45. writersideup says:

    As always, KidLit Summer School has been weeks of SUPER-high quality lessons with great tips and advice from the best in the business. Thank you all SO much for your hard work! 😀 oxox

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  46. Laura Rackham says:

    Cannot wait for next year! Thanks so much for doing this!

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  47. Caroline says:

    This has been another great week! Thanks, everyone!

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  48. Judy Sobanski says:

    Thanks everyone! So much wonderful information and inspiration!

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  49. bucklessclass says:

    Yay!! This has been so much fun!

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