Saturday, June 1, 2013

Six-word Saturday


Learning to be a kid again.
 
I recently started writing a middle grade novel, and I'm having a wonderful time with the process! It's so much fun to read books for eight- to twelve-year-olds and remember what it was like to be a kid all those (many) years ago. I'm also lucky to know a few kids in this age group, and their input has been invaluable. So far, this book has been a joy to write!
 
Wishing you all a happy, fun-filled Saturday. ☺

 

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  1. I was a kid once....I think.

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    1. Haha! Have a great weekend, Ron.

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  2. Your 6ws has me smiling this morning and thinking we all should be reading those books again so we can learn how to be a kid again!

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    1. It's been a lot of fun to read and remember, that's for sure. :)

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  3. I haven't stopped being a kid yet, but I'm not sure I could write for them. If you're having fun while you write, that will definitely be transferred onto the page.

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    1. I sure hope so. Thanks, Annalisa!

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  4. "It's too early to be Saturday!"

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting, Life in the Urban Forest (poetry).

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    1. LOL It's too early to be June!

      Have a great weekend. ☺

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  5. I took a 900 level course (just for fun) fairly recently on teaching Lit. to that grade level and the books were fun to read!! I imagine they would be equally fun to write. Best of luck!

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  6. How fun -- my kids are around that age (son will be 7, daughter turning 12)...it's such an eventful time in children's lives, don't you think? So much to learn, so many ways to grow as they just begin to really make their way into the world at large. It's exciting for thtem...and somewhat terrifying for us overprotective parents, lol!

    Happy writing!

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    1. Thanks, Kayleigh. ☺

      I have a few years before my own children reach middle school, but I'm already feeling the terror. LOL

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  7. What a fun 'prompt'. I bet it would an 'Inspiration' for an adult book as well. Just think how things have changed since we were kids...at least for me...I'm nearly ancient. Have a great weekend!

    Sue CollectInTexasGal~Today's Post~
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    1. Things have changed a lot since I was a kid, too. The hardest thing is getting the lingo right. What I'm learning, though, is that kids are kids no matter what. Even though they have different toys now—technology, I'm looking at you!—down deep, their thoughts and cares are very much the same as mine were.

      Have a great weekend!

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  8. I'm still a kid at age 62! :) Glad you are enjoying your writing!

    Happy Saturday! Go out and play!!!!!!!

    Linda

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    1. LOL Thanks, Linda! Have a great day. ☺

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  9. Good on you Dana, that sounds like so much fun!

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    1. Thanks! I'm having a blast. ☺

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  10. Oh, this is wonderful! I would be happy to review it when it is ready! Have fun! I am so excited for you!

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    1. Thanks, McGuffy. Have a great day!

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  11. That does sound like fun. Enjoy your weekend.

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  12. Fiction for children is fun to read sometimes :)

    Good luck with your book! I'm also a novelist, there's something kind of magical about watching a book take form.

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    1. "Magical" is a good word for it. :)

      Have a great weekend.

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  13. My favorite books come from that level!
    Good luck writing :)

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  14. That's great! I don't know if I could write a middle grade book, but I have read some great ones! I think I love working with infants everyday at my job because I get to be a kid - painting, blowing bubbles, playing ball, and laughing so much! :)

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    1. It's fun to be a kid for a while, isn't it? :)

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  15. they are so much easier to read

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  16. Hey that sounds good Dana,good luck with it! I like your words ~ oh to be a kid again! Especially knowing Wgat we know now! :-) happy Saturday to you x

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    1. Thanks so much, Jess. I hope you had a great Saturday. ☺

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  17. Yes, as a child I was taught to be over, now that I'm older I want to learn to be a child. Greetings.

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    1. Hope you're having a great weekend!

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  18. oh goody goody- will we be hearing more about this? Have a great time!

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    1. Thanks. I think you'll hear more—at least from time to time. I need you all to hold me accountable. ;)

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  19. that's a great way to spend your day!

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  20. Fantastic! I wouldn't know where to start, Dana. Wonderful that it's bringing you such joy. :)

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    1. Thanks. I'm having so much fun!

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  21. Fun Filled na I had to work half of it but I did manage some photos this morning, one will be used on Silent Sunday

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  22. Yay! That's a great six words! I firmly believe that us adult types need to play whenever we can, and this sounds like a perfect excuse for you :)
    Happy 6WS!

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    1. Oh, it is. It's keeping me young, I think. LOL

      I hope you see this. I want you to know that I haven't been able to comment on your blog, even though I've wanted to. I can't use your comment system. Is there any other way I can comment on your posts?

      I hope you had a wonderful Saturday!

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  23. I love returning to my childhood books!

    Good luck with the writing.

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  24. All the best with your book. Those 8-12 years were such joy. Your post took me back to the weekends where I sat curled up with a book on my verandah.

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    1. I'm glad it brought back some good memories for you. Happy Sunday!

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  25. I loved reading those types of books when I was younger. My reading level was higher than my grade level, but I wanted to read the books for that age group. Technically, it was my grade level, but my teachers would get sooooooo mad because it wasn't my reading level and they wanted me to push myself. haha

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    1. Teachers are like that. :)

      Have a great Sunday.

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  26. That sounds wonderful. I actually still enjoy reading children's books and young adult fiction, often better than I do adult novels.

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  27. Hello Dana,

    It's been a while since my last SWS, I'm happy to be back to visit blogger. The children in my family calls me auntie book because I love reading and most of my gift for them are children books. This experience you are leaving is unique, enjoy it.

    Happy SWS !

    Grace

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  28. As a middle grades teacher, I am forever reading middle grade novels. I always am looking for great books for my students!

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    1. Let me know if you come across some that you really love. :)

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  29. I guess I'm learning to be a teenager again. :-) By that I mean, as part of National Novel Writing Month, I wrote a book for young adults. Now I'm reading books for that age and guides about writing for that age, along with doing lots of revision.

    All the best with your middle grade novel. May it always stay fun!

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    1. Thanks, Allison. Best of luck to you as well!

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  30. Dr Seuss for me every time- but I love so many kiddies books as I taught for 43 years, and no matter how much television there is these days and computers- kids still love being read to- which is fast becoming a dying art! read to your kids parents.

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    1. I agree. Parents need to read to their kids. It's so important.

      Have a great Tuesday!

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  31. Cool! Those were the best books to read when I was in middle school. : )

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