Are you looking for a way to keep writing through the dog days of summer?
Do you want to be inspired by some of the best writers in children’s literature?
Do you hope to create compelling plots?
Then YOU should join a fun and fabulous community of people here at Summer School who are as passionate about kidlit as you are!
What is Summer School?
Not long after authors Kami Kinard and Sudipta Bardhan- Quallen started blogging together at nerdychicksrule.com they decided they wanted to create a blog-centric event that focused on craft. They spent a long time brainstorming (a favorite activity of both) and came up with #KidlitSummerSchool. Kami and Sudipta both enjoy writing, and teaching writing, so their idea was to create a program that offers in-depth writing advice on a particular topic each summer. The 2014 focus was on character development. In 2015 we focused on plotting. Now, in 2016, we are going to tackle adding heart and humor to manuscripts.
How does KLSS work? Here are the basics:
1..BLOG POSTS: For four weeks, established authors from the kidlit community will contribute posts to THIS blog. Posts will go up Mon-Fri in the mornings, so if you don’t want to miss a post, please subscribe to this blog in the sidebar. Consider each post your “lesson” for the day.
2. EXERCISES: Each post is accompanied by a writing exercise. These are free to folks registered for Kidlit Summer School and downloadable from the blog. You do not turn in these exercises! They are for your own enrichment!
3. WEBINARS: Registered participants can view webinars live or watch recordings. Details about the webinars will be emailed to REGISTERED participants. We offer some webinars for free, and charge a small fee for others to offset expenses. Most of what you get for KLSS is free, and paid webinars are completely optional.
4. EMAILS: If you are a registered participant you will receive emails with details about how to navigate KLSS. Look for these in your inbox. If you have Gmail, make sure to check your promotions folder.
5. FACEBOOK: if you are on FB and have registered for KLSS, ask to join our FB page. We have live discussions there. We also post news there.
Kidlit Summer School is for anyone one who loves to write children’s literature, from accomplished writers, to those just starting out.