If you encounter a writer in the wild during the month of November, please approach with caution. They are probably participating in NaNoWriMo (at least they should be) and may attack if provoked. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo or nano for short) is a yearly write-a-thon that challenges aspiring writers from all over the world … Continue reading "Is it time for NaNoWriMo again?"
The following post will be a blog archive copy of the Build Your Library’s October 2019 Monthly Newsletter. If you missed the email, you can subscribe to our mailing list here. [Scheduled to be sent 10/01/19 9:30 AM EST] Hey everybody, it’s Emily from Build Your Library! If you are just going to skim the … Continue reading "October 2019 Monthly Newsletter"
The leaves are changing, the air is getting crisp and cool, and the school year is new and fresh. It’s the season of apples and pumpkins and football. Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year so I have quite the collection of fall themed picture books that I love to share with … Continue reading "Favorite Fall Reads"
The following post will be a blog archive copy of the Build Your Library’s September 2019 Monthly Newsletter. If you missed the email, you can subscribe to our mailing list here. [Scheduled to be sent 09/03/19 9:30 AM EST] Hey everybody, it’s Emily from Build Your Library! If you are just going to skim the … Continue reading "September 2019 Monthly Newsletter"
Ah, critiques. Oh how I fear thee… Let’s start off with the basics. What is a critique? “Constructive criticism is the process of offering valid and well-reasoned opinions about the work of others, usually involving both positive and negative comments, in a friendly manner rather than an oppositional one.” To be perfectly honest, few writers … Continue reading "Ah, critiques. Oh how I fear thee…"
It’s no question to anybody that knows me well that I am a writer. I’m the kind of person who communicates best via the written word – sometimes sending lengthy emails and being overly grammatically correct over text. Not to mention 90% of the time I’m deep in thought building up my own fictional worlds … Continue reading "Tips for Budding Writers from a College Creative Writing Student"
This past week I ran a series of articles helping you (and me!) get ready for the new school year. Personally, I love this time of year – like Anne Shirley, I excitedly look forward to a whole new year with no mistakes in it yet. We collect our materials, plan our schedules and get … Continue reading "Back to “Home” School Series (B2HS)"
This is the 5th and final post in my Back to “Home” School blog series. So far this week, I’ve given advice to the new homeschooling mother, helped you to get your school materials organized, and given you tips to avoid burnout, and shown you a variety of ways to make your own timeline. Today … Continue reading "B2HS: Tips for a Great First Day"
On August 22, 2012, we set up the BuildYourLibrary.com website, Facebook.com/BYLibrary page and made Levels 1 and Level 5 available for purchase to the public. Way back 7 years ago, when you placed an order I had to personally check my inbox, write an e-mail and attach the PDF file as an attachment myself and … Continue reading "Happy Birthday Build Your Library!"
This is the 4th post in my Back to “Home” School blog series. So far this week, I’ve given advice to the new homeschooling mother, helped you to get your school materials organized, and given you tips to avoid burnout. Today we’re going to talk about timelines! Timelines are essential when it comes to showing … Continue reading "B2HS: Build Your Own Timeline 101"