#SixteensBlogAbout Gratitude

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//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsIn our latest #SixteensBlogAbout, the Sweet Sixteens blogged about gratitude! Check out the posts below to see what we are grateful for, and don’t forget to leave the Sixteens some love on their own blog as well as here!

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1) Stephanie Scott blogged about writing friends and the support of the community.

2) Breeana Shields blogged about passions and doing what you love.

3) Cynthia Reeg blogged about Thanksgiving.

4) Laurie Elizabeth Flynn blogged about the debut experience.

5) Jenn Bishop blogged about ups and down and support along the way.

6) Kristy Acevedo blogged about the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

7) Everly Frost blogged about seven days of gratitude.

8) Michele Bacon blogged about 1977.

9) And Marieke Nijkamp blogged about readers, over at The Silver Words.

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#SixteensBlogAbout Weird Research

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//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsIn our latest #SixteensBlogAbout, the Sweet Sixteens blogged about weird research! Check out the posts below to find out some of the weirdest things our authors have done or read in the name of research, and don’t forget to leave the Sixteens some love on their own blog as well as here!

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1) Laurie Elizabeth Flynn wrote about her sometimes troublesome search history.

2) Sarah Schauerte talks about how studying screenwriting techniques helped her with her debut.

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#SixteensBlogAbout Writing Spaces

Office with a view - Day 212 of Project 365

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In our latest #SixteensBlogAbout, the Sweet Sixteens blogged about writing spaces! Check out the posts below to find out some of our authors favorite writing spaces, and don’t forget to leave the Sixteens some love on their own blog as well as here!

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1) Sarah Ahiers shared her brand new, fancy standing desk.

2) Laurie Elizabeth Flynn‘s writing space isn’t static — it changes all the time.

3) Michele Bacon is contemplating a standing desk… but has a different solution for now.

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#SixteensBlogAbout Characters

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Photo by Stefano Montagner (used under a Creative Commons licence.)

In July, the Sweet Sixteens blogged about characters! Check out the posts below, and don’t forget to leave the Sixteens some love on their own blog as well as here!  Feel free to share this post with the hashtag #SixteensBlogAbout. Until next month, happy reading!

1) Bethany C Morrow introduced us to one of her favorite characters from The Last Life of Avrilis: Triton, of the silver planet.

2) Ava Jae blogged about developing characters instinctively.

3) Laura Shovan commemorated a killed darling from her debut The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary.

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#SixteensBlogAbout Summer Reading

In the month of June, the Sweet Sixteens took on the topic of summer reading:download

1) Emily Skrutskie shares her recommendations for your summer reads.

2) Melissa Gorzelanczyk recommends books to relax with.

3) Lists, lists, lists!  Librarian/author Carter Higgins shared her graded summer reading lists.

4) Jennifer DiGiovanni makes a diverse plan for her summer beach reads.

5) Laurie Elizabeth Flynn reflects on summer reading past and present.

6) Everly Frost writes from Down Under with her best winter reads.

7) Jeff Garvin reflects on the reading, summer and otherwise, that shaped him.

8) Wendy Spinale’s got your poolside needs covered with her list of summer thirst quenchers paired with books for every taste.

Don’t forget to leave the Sixteens some love on their own blog as well as here!  Feel free to share this post with the hashtag #SixteensBlogAbout. Until next month, happy reading!

#SixteensBlogAbout Diversity

In the month of May, the Sweet Sixteens took to their blogs to discuss diversity.diversity

1) Randi Pink shares her thoughts in video form.

2) Ki-Wing Merlin discusses how her Chinese-American identity affects her writing at DiversifYA.

3) Laurie Elizabeth Flynn reflects on the need for kids to see characters that look like them.

4) Celeste Lim discusses seeing Britain and America from afar as a child growing up in Malaysia.

5) Heidi Heilig reflects on bringing marginalized voices to the forefront of children’s literature.

6) Ashley Herring Blake shares how listening makes all the difference.

7) Jenn Bishop reflects on diversity in summer reading lists.

 

Don’t forget to leave the Sixteens some love on their own blog as well as here!  Feel free to share this post with the hashtag #SixteensBlogAbout. Until next month, happy reading!

#SixteensBlogAbout Revision

In the month of April, the Sweet Sixteens took on a topic near and dear to our hearts: revision.

1) Sarah Ahiers boiled it down to 3 important revision questions over at the NaNoWriMo blog.revision-simpsons

2) Melissa Gorzelanczyk shares how revision has helped her improve not only her manuscripts, but her life.

3) Jennifer Bardsley gets down to the nitty-gritty with 10 revising tips for writers.

4) Kali Wallace makes a case for why all writing is revision, and gives fascinating case studies from her own work.

5) Heidi Heilig knows the ONE TRUE WAY to revise and is happy to share the secret.

6) Emily Skrutskie breaks revision down into 6 not-so-easy steps (which may or may not also work to skin a cat).

7) Laura Shovan shares revision tips for poets from Amy Ludwig Vanderwater.

8) Margot Harrison reveals her inner scalpel-happy cosmetic surgeon.

9) Laurie Elizabeth Flynn takes a break from revision to reflect on the never-ending process.

10) Jenn Bishop confronts revision, the beast that all writers love to hate.

Don’t forget to leave the Sixteens some love on their own blog as well as here!  Feel free to share this post with the hashtag #SixteensBlogAbout. Until next month, happy reading!