Beautiful Creatures in the Classroom: One teacher’s story!

Beautiful Creatures in the Classroom: One teacher’s story!

During their recent book tour to the South, Beautiful Creatures authors Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl met an awesome teacher, who was using their book in the classroom! Say what?! Yes, Adrien Alsobrook is teaching Beautiful Creatures to high schoolers in Tennessee! And there’s nothing we love more here at Novel Novice than awesome teachers […]

Posted February 21, 2010 by Sara in Classroom Ideas, Uncategorized / 9 Comments
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Creative Writing Weekend – The Finale!

Creative Writing Weekend – The Finale!

We have come to the end of our writing weekend, but hopefully this little series of exercises has inspired you to get on a regular writing routine. Because it does feel good to be creative every day, doesn’t it? In case you missed them, check out the borrowed text and secrets/truths prompts of the past […]

Posted February 21, 2010 by in Uncategorized, Writing / 0 Comments
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Writing Contest: Literary Lovers Mash-up!

Writing Contest: Literary Lovers Mash-up!

Spinebreakers in the UK is hosting an awesome contest, asking you to write a short, 200-word explosive love scene between two unlikely literary heroes: What would have happened if Tess of the D’Urbervilles had met Edward? Or Mr Darcy had fallen in love with Bella? Or, come to think of it, the world was rocked […]

Posted February 20, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized, Writing / 13 Comments
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Creative Writing Weekend Continued

Creative Writing Weekend Continued

Hopefully you were sufficiently inspired by yesterday’s creative writing prompt about borrowed text. Onward! Creative Writing Weekend – Prompt #2 Write what is secret. Then write what is shared. Experiment with writing each in two different ways: veiled language and direct language. Experiment as well with the form of the poem: use verse and prose. […]

Posted February 20, 2010 by in Uncategorized, Writing / 1 Comment
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Beautiful Creatures: Unlock the Curse contest

Beautiful Creatures: Unlock the Curse contest

Kami has just officially announced the “Unlock the Curse” contest to coincide with their tour. The prize? Check it out! Here’s what she has to say: We’ve been dropping hints, but now it’s official.  The Beautiful Creatures: Unlock the Curse Contest will begin this Sunday, February 21st – on the first night of our tour […]

Posted February 20, 2010 by in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Creative Writing Weekend!

Creative Writing Weekend!

This has been a poetry-infused week for me. I’m hoping to continue that momentum this weekend and plan on writing and revising until I have at least five solid final drafts of poems. So I thought I’d invite you to do the same. Novel Novice will have a new creative writing prompt for you, starting […]

Posted February 19, 2010 by in Uncategorized, Writing / 2 Comments
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Kaleb Nation, The Twilight Guy becomes The Shiver Guy

Kaleb Nation, The Twilight Guy becomes The Shiver Guy

Kaleb Nation (author of the Bran Hambric series and also known as The Twilight Guy) is launching a new endeavour called … The Shiver Guy. That’s right, Kaleb is now reading Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. And he’s blogging about it. Or rather, vlogging about it. At TheShiverGuy.com, Kaleb will post occasional video reviews about the […]

Posted February 19, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
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