Welcome to Kidlit Summer School Orientation!
Today we’re here to tell you what to expect so that you can feel comfortable and confident going forward. I like the way you’re sitting up straight and reading this with interest. Good job! You get a star!
For the most successful school experience, make sure you don’t cut class! Classes are offered Monday through Saturday right here on the blog through our fabulous faculty guest bloggers. All you have to do is virtually show up here, or subscribe to this blog in the right sidebar if you want to get daily emails. You want to learn how to compose a composite character and craft a unique voice, don’t you? These are two of the many great topics that will be covered over the next few weeks.
Sundays are a time to sit back and process what you’ve learned. We’ll have that covered here on the blog too!
There are other ways you can participate as well:
- Join our Facebook Group! Follow this link to ask to be added if you haven’t already. https://www.facebook.com/groups/264884010371441/
- Participate in our Twitter #30mdares on Thursdays at 9:00 EST and Sundays at 3:00 EST. Don’t know what a #30mdare is? Here’s more info: What will your character do for a #30mdare? During Nerdy Chicks Write Summer School, Rebecca Petruck will host seven 30-minute dares on Twitter, Thursdays at 9:00p ET and Sundays at 3p ET. Each dare will be a prompt to push your characters to try something new, cross boundaries, and surprise themselves. In only thirty minutes, you may discover new aspects of your characters and open up your stories in unexpected and awesome ways. Plus, everyone who completes five of the seven dares will be entered in a drawing for a first-three-pages critique from Rebecca! Publisher’s Weekly covered Rebecca’s first experience with the #30mdare. You can read about that HERE.
- Attend the free webinars. Times and login information will be posted on the FB group and sent through email. We are still working on these.
Email confirmations for people who pre-registered or registered by Wednesday have already gone out. We are continuing to send out confirmations for people who registered Thursday or later. If you registered, but do not receive an email from us by Sunday, leave a comment and we’ll check on it. NOTE: If you have requested to join the FB group and have not been accepted in by tonight, it may be because your registration name is different from your FB name. Send us an email at nerdychickswrite(at)gmail(dot)com with the subject line FB group and include the email address you used to register for Summer School. We’ll get it all sorted out!
Now, what’s orientation without filling out a few forms? Luckily, you don’t have to worry about immunizations to attend this school. Here’s a form similar to one I found for a certain university. Your task is to fill it out as one of your characters. Click on the link to get your form: Kidlit Summer School . Like all #KidlitSummerSchool activities, filling out the form is voluntary! It’s just to get you thinking about character.
Kami and Sudipta