I’ve curated a list of middle grade books that pair nicely with Miraculous (coming this July!).
The best middle grade novels about mysterious strangers :: Shepherd.com
“Success isn’t guaranteed. What matters is doing the best you can with what you’ve got. Accepting your limitations is not the same thing as giving up—it’s giving yourself a break. It’s allowing yourself to be where and who you are. Appreciating what you’ve got. It’s about enjoying life no matter what, and embracing opportunities that present themselves, even if they look different from your original expectations. It may also mean checking your ego at the door before entering a room.”
5 Common Mistakes Writers Make That Sabotage Their Success :: Live Write Thrive
“‘Show don’t tell’ is simultaneously some of the best and worst writing advice in literary land. While there are some very good ways to apply this maxim, no one really means quite the same thing when they say ‘SDT’ and many writers take the wrong meaning from it entirely.”
3 Ways “Show Don’t Tell” Can Lead You Astray :: Nathan Bransford
“The more successful a person is the more they’ve heard no. It means they’ve taken more chances, tried again, and not given up. The real secret to success isn’t that first win, it’s all the nos you heard to get there.”
Successful People Hear the Most Nos :: BookEnds Literary
Such a great resource!
2020–2022 STEM/STEAM Biographies for Young Readers: A Booklist :: Publisher’s Weekly
Sadly, after seven years, Bookology Magazine is shuttering its doors. Candice Ransom’s last essay about storytelling feels like the right way to end.
Listening for Stories :: Bookology
Short and sweet and right on.
Validation is for Parking :: Austin Kleon
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