Why join the Ignite Your Writing through Research adult workshop on Wednesday, December 6th from 5:30PM – 7:30 PM at the National Archives in Washington, DC?
- It’s FREE!!!
- Take a break from the stress of the holiday season and do something for yourself.
- Learn a new skill to help you with your hobby or burgeoning career.
- Move forward on that project you promised yourself you would finish.
- Spend time with people who enjoy the same things you do.
- Explore more of what the National Archives has to offer.
- I’ll be there! – (okay this one could go either way)
We will discuss why research is essential for all types of writing and engage in a hands-on activity designed to help you pull information from different record types and keep it organized for your writing project.
Space is limited, so sign up today!
What an exciting day! I received word that A Little Wicked had been named to the “Back to School Recommended Reading” list by BookWorks, a fabulous organization dedicated to Indie authors and their craft. Find the lists for all age groups here!
Being named to a list like this is wonderful recognition for A Little Wicked but is also a great way to learn about other books recognized on the list. I am looking forward to a new reading list.
Thank you BookWorks!
On Saturday, July 8, 2017, the Girlfriends Book Club Baltimore discussed A Little Wicked with Kitty Felde on the Book Club for Kids podcast. The episode was broadcast LIVE on YouTube from the National Archives in Washington, DC. NPR special correspondent Susan Stamberg served as celebrity reader. What a thrill to hear her read from the pages of A Little Wicked!
The entire experience was amazing! My sincere thanks to the readers who took their jobs seriously, read thoroughly, and asked great questions.
Special thanks to Amber Kraft at the National Archives for dreaming up the two-day Write Stuff program and bringing it to life! Thank you also to all the staff, interns and volunteers who worked so hard on this event.
On July 18th, the FREE podcast will launch on the Book Club for Kids website. You can also find the 40+ episodes in the iTunes store, on Stitcher and on SoundCloud! Check them out!
Use historical fiction in the classroom as a tool for honing writing skills. This plan is useful after the class has read a middle-grade historical fiction novel together.
♦ Objective: Broaden students’ understanding of character motivation
♦ Activity: Create and compare two Motivation Maps
- Draw the outline of a person on the board or with an overhead projector. You can use craft paper and make it life size.
- Ask students to write personality traits of the main character inside the outline, one at a time.
- Ask students to write outside influences on the main character outside the outline, one at a time. Include influences specific to the time period.
- Have students draw the outline of a person on their own large sheet of paper.
- Have them copy all the outside influences from the class outline to their own.
- Ask students to write their own personality traits inside the outline.
♦ Discussion: Ask students how they would react differently than the main character did to the outside influences and why.
Find more lesson plan ideas at Marcie Colleen’s website. Share your experiences in the comments.
Put Yourself on the A Little Wicked Reader Map! Follow these simple steps to add yourself!
- Click on the link to the map.
- If asked for a key, type in IREADIT! (no spaces) and click the “Unlock” button.
- In upper left of the page, hover over the “Additions” button.
- Choose Add Marker – Simple
- In the pop-up window add your FIRST NAME, NICKNAME, or simply put “Me!” No last names or anything with personal identification!
- In Location, type in the name of your town or city. Do not enter anything in the other boxes.
- Choose a color for your marker and hit Submit!
Thank you for reading A Little Wicked!
If you haven’t read it yet, ask about it at your local library!
Librarians and Teachers:
Is your library part of the A Little Wicked Library Network? If your library holds a copy of A Little Wicked (thank you!) it should be listed on this map. The list was found at www.WorldCat.org. Please contact me with any changes. Thank you!
You may need the key! If prompted, enter ViewTheM@p and click the “Unlock” button.
If you have read A Little Wicked (thank you!), stay tuned for another blog post with a map where you can add your city and state to let everyone know Who Has Read A Little Wicked!