Thursday, December 15, 2011

December 15, 2011 - Experimenting with Format

rachelnseigel #MGLitchat Hey everybody. Time for MGLitchat. Tonight we talk about experimenting with format. -9:00 PM Dec 15th, 2011

Thursday, December 8, 2011

December 8, 2011 Transcript: Backstory in MG Fiction

elissacruz It's time to chat! Tonight @KarenninaPosa and I are hosting, and it's all about backstory. #MGlitchat -9:00 PM Dec 8th, 2011

_TimothyPower Let me just start by saying I want the least back story as possible! Give me the present story, not the past. #MGlitchat -9:01 PM Dec 8th, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December 1 Transcript -- Foreshadowing

JoWhittemore Ladies and gentlemen, tonight's #MGLitchat is ON!! My lovely cohost @rachelgrinti and I will be talking about foreshadowing. #mglitchat -9:00 PM Dec 1st, 2011       

Thursday, November 17, 2011

November 17th Transcript--Religion in MG Fiction

rachelnseigel Here we go.... Tonight's #MGlitchat is about religion in MG fict. -7:00 PM Nov 17th, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

November 10, 2011 Transcript - Science Fiction in MG, it's no fantasy

KarenninaPosa Hi folks! MG writers are on tonight for #mglitchat. We're talking sci-fi #mglitchat -9:02 PM Nov 10th, 2011

AnshaKotyk My kids are not cooperating. Don't they understand bedtime needs to happen BEFORE #mglitchat? -9:03 PM Nov 10th, 2011

KarenninaPosa I'm here. I can start if off. Ice breaker (as if we need it? :) )... What's your favorite SF book? Writer? #mglitchat -9:03 PM Nov 10th, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

November 3rd- Technology in MG fiction

AnshaKotyk Welcome, everyone to this week's #mglitchat -9:00 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

KDuBayGillis My technology tells me it's 9 pm! #mglitchat here we come! -9:00 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

AnshaKotyk Tonight we discuss tech in mg fiction. #mglitchat -9:01 PM Nov 3rd, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

October 27 Transcript -- Compelling Villains

rachelgrinti Okay folks! It's time for #mglitchat -- Tonight's topic is what makes a villain compelling. -9:00 PM Oct 27th, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

October 20th Transcript--Violence in MG

KDuBayGillis Hi MG folks! Welcome to this week's #mglitchat with me and my co-host, @elissacruz! -6:59 PM Oct 20th, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

October 13th Transcript- Creating Timeless Books

rachelnseigel #MglitChat Hello everybody. We're off. Tonight's topic is creating timeless books. -7:00 PM Oct 13th, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

September 29th Transcript- e-books, traditional and self-pub, is there a market?

DanyelleLeafty So excited for #mglitchat tonight! E-books--self-pubbed and trad pubbed in MG. Is there an audience? -6:58 PM Sep 29th, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

September 22nd Transcript--Humor

elissacruz Welcome to #MGlitchat! Your hosts are @AnshaKotyk and me, the ever funny (not) @elissacruz. Tonight's topic: humor in MG books. #MGlitchat -6:59 PM Sep 22nd, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

September 15 Transcript - Fantasy Elements in MG

rachelnseigel #MGlitchat And we're on! Welcome 2 tonite's chat- topic is fantasy in MGlit. -8:59 PM Sep 15th, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Sept. 8th Transcript- Getting into Character

JoWhittemore #MGlitchat is ON like Donkey Kong! (please don't un-follow me for that) Tonight, I'm co-hosting with the lovely @KDuBayGillis -7:00 PM Sep 8th, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011

September 1st Transcript--Voice in MG Lit

DanyelleLeafty So, voice. What is it? How do you find it? What makes your voice yours? #mglitchat -7:03 PM Sep 1st, 2011                                                           

Friday, August 26, 2011

August 25th Transcript--The Parent Problem

elissacruz Okay, welcome to #MGlitchat. @rachelnseigel and I are hosting. #MGlitchat -9:01 PM Aug 25th, 2011

elissacruz Tonight's topic: The Parent Problem. How do you keep them around but not in control? #MGlitchat -9:01 PM Aug 25th, 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011

More on Boys vs. Girls

The conversation continues about writing books for boys versus writing books for girls.  Please check out the following blog posts and online articles:

If you know of any additional posts on this topic, please let us know and we'll add them to the list.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

August 18th Transcript - Writing for Boys vs. Writing for Girls

rachelgrinti Okay, it's go time! Hi everyone! Tonight I'm hosting with @anshakotyk Topic: Writing for Boys vs. Writing for Girls #mglitchat -8:59 PM Aug 18th, 2011

August 18th- Chat Reminder

Reminder: Tonight's chat is about Writing for Boys versus Writing for Girls. Bring along your writing and reading experiences tonight at 9pm est.

Tweetchat has been useful for some of us. Just add the #mglitchat hashtag to the top and chat to your heart's content! :)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thursday, August 4, 2011

August 4th Transcript - POV in Middle Grade Fiction

DanyelleLeafty Okay. Everyone ready? Topic: POV in MG lit--pros and cons of different POVsl #mglitchat -9:02 PM Aug 4th, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

#MGlitchat Reminder 8/04/2011

Just a reminder for the #MGlitchat coming up.

When: Thursday, August 4, 2011 @ 7PM EST
Where: Twitter--Tweetchat under the #mglitchat hashtag
What: Defining and Weighting the Pros and Cons of Different POVs in MG literature
Who: Co-hosts @anshakotyk and @danyelleleafty
Why: Because MG lit rules!

Hope to see you there, and just a reminder that you can suggest topics you'd like to see covered by leaving a comment here.

Friday, July 29, 2011

July 28th Transcript

KDuBayGillis Ok, ladies and gentlemen. . . I'm hosting #MGLitchat tonight with @rachelnseigel! Welcome!! Topic: What is the age of your MG audience? -6:59 PM Jul 28th, 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011

The List

Here's the book list from our Favorite Middle Grade Books transcript! Apologies for any typos or missed recommendations. 

HOLES by Louis Sachar
THE GIRL WHO COULD FLY by Victoria Forester

Thursday, July 21, 2011

July 21, 2011 Transcript

@rachelgrinti Okay! Hi everyone! So this is our first chat, and the future topics are up on #mglitchat -6:59 PM Jul 21st, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

Welcome to #MGlitchat!

We are excited to have a place just for middle-grade!

Though the bulk of the fun will be on Twitter, we have created this blog as our repository of information about #MGlitchat.  Here you can find out the deets about #MGlitchat, read up on twittiquette for chat sessions, check out upcoming chat topics, and scroll through transcripts if available.  If you have suggestions for future topics, feel free to share them with us in the comments below.

Come join us weekly on Twitter to talk about middle-grade books and writing.  We'll see you there!