Saturday, February 29, 2020

Celebration


By Pat Miller





CELEBRATION!


Did you do it? Did you persevere through 28 days of reading, writing and taking action? Were you educated, inspired, and supported? It was not easy!


We sure hope you did. If you read the posts, commented on each and completed 28 activities, you may take the NF Fest Pledge:


         I did it! I completed 28 activities. I read and commented on every post.


Hooray for you! If you are a registered NF Festive, this makes you eligible for prizes.

Now you can add the winner badge to your social media!



IF YOU DIDN’T FINISH, no worries. Take your time. Award yourself the winner badge whenever you do manage to complete everything.

To sustain you until next year’s NF Fest, here are three suggestions:
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  • Participate in the NF Fest Facebook group (NF Fest).
  • Join the NF Fest Twitter group by adding your handle to Meg Welch Dendler’s comment of February 7, 2020.
  • Write, write, write! 
  • Prize winners will be announced by the end of March.

62 comments:

  1. Thank you to all of the organizers and contributors for a fantastic month. I feel inspired and equipped to start writing!

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  2. I did it! I completed 28 activities. I read and commented on every post.

    A huge thank you to the organizers & the posters! I couldn't wait for NF Fest to begin and now I'm sad we've reached the end.

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  3. I take the pledge. TY Pat, Linda, Lisa, Nancy, Peggy, Stephanie, and Susie. I learned so much.

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  4. NF Chicks – I can't think of a better way to have spent February in MI than with you all. Thank you for all the education, inspiration, and support. I'd also add motivation to the list of things that NF Fest spurred. I'm more prepared and excited for a productive year of writing than ever before. Many, many thanks.

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  5. Yay! I did it. I took the pledge. Thank you to the NF Chicks for organizing this and to all the wonderful people who contributed posts all month. I learned so many tips and tricks. I feel motivated and inspired to keep trying new things in nonfiction.

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  6. I can't believe the month is over. The NF Fest was more like a full-semester grad course that was condensed into what is usually one of the dreariest, drab-est months of the year. Thank you for making my February cheerful and full of hope! I enjoyed reading every post and learned so much from all of you. My binder is full. Thank you, and cheers! Priscilla

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  7. Thank you, all! The NFF has been awesome. I'm taking the pledge. I plan to revisit the posts and come back to the activities on the grid. And I'll look forward to next year's NFF!

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  8. It's an exciting time in NF...finally! Thanks for hosting, NF Chicks...this has been very inspiring (of course I'm taking the pledge)!

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  9. I did it! I completed 28 activities. I read and commented on every post.

    And enjoyed all of it! Thanks so much, y'all. If my ideas get off the ground now and I sell 'em, I'll include you in the end notes! Or backmatter. Whatever. :-)

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  10. I’m still trying to finish all the posts, but have loved every minute of NF Fest!!! Thank you so much for all the inspiration and learning!!! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

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  11. What a fun, fab, February this NFFest has been.Thank you! And, with an extra day this leap year, so great!I read and commented on all posts, just a few more grid things to finish up,and I will finish them....so Yes, I am taking the pledge!

    Thanks NFFest!

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  12. So much great information on writing nonfiction for children! I'm sure I'll be referring back to these posts in the future.

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  13. I'm taking the pledge. I commented on each thoughtful post and I actually finished 30 tasks on the grid. I found more info on newspapers.com on two bio subjects and these tidbits can be added. I also found a new subject after I visited the local history museum. All of the time and effort put in by our nonfiction ninjas are greatly appreciated.

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  14. I did it! Thank you so much to the nonfiction chicks. I worked harder on my writing this past month than I have ever worked before, and I’m excited about it! I’ve also found many new mentor books thanks to all the posts. I look forward to checking in this year and to next February:)

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  15. Pledging! Thanks for an inspiring and educational month! -Sara Ackerman

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  16. This has been a great source of inspiration and information, even for someone who has written NF for years. Way to go! Looking forward to next year.

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  17. Hooray for NF Fest! I did 28 activities and commented on all the wonderful posts! And I'm working on 3 NF manuscripts, one that I started while being inspired during this month. Thank you so much to all the organizers and presenters! I'm sorry that the month is ending but I look forward to staying active in the FB and Twitter groups! THANK YOU!

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  18. Thank you for the education and inspiration this month! Looking forward to next February's NF Fest!

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  19. I'm taking the pledge! I did it! I completed 28 activities. I read and commented on every post. What a lovely way to be engaged and make it through a wintery month. Thank you to the Chicks and all involved. Metaphors be with you.

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  20. I'm taking the pledge! Yay! Well done, NFFest -- what a great month it's been. Thanks for the hard work and care that went into planning all the activities. I loved getting so much advice specifically targeted to NONFICTION!

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  21. Thank you so much!!! This was terrific!!!

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  22. Hooray! I did it! I read and commented on every post and completed 29 of the activities. Kudos to the NF Chicks for planning and implementing such a wonderful experience for the participants. I learned far more than I ever anticipated and feel the new knowledge will certainly inform my future nonfiction writing. Thanks to all who shared their ideas and expertise in the Facebook group also. What a great way to spend February! I look forward to participating again next year.

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  23. NF Fest was a wonderful idea filled with wonderful ideas. I read and commented on all the posts and completed most of the activities but not all of them. So this is not a completed pledge. I wanted you to know how much I benefited from this community of writers and to say, Thank You!

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  24. What a great month! I not only read and commented on every post and did more than 28 of the month's activities, but I used the information I learned to improve several manuscripts that I'd been stuck on. Thank you so much, NF Chicks!

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  25. THANK YOU, PAT and all the NF CHICKS!

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  26. I did it! I completed 28 activities. I read and commented on every post. I learned so much this past month - thank you NF Chicks.

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  27. What an informative month this has been, thank you, thank you!
    I did it. I read and commented on every post and completed the activities. Can't wait for next year!

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  28. Educated - yes! Inspired - yes! Supported - yes! Thank you! And now (putting hand on disreputable map) I solemnly swear that I am up to no - oops. wrong pledge...
    I have read the posts, commented on the posts, and done at least 28 grid activities - great hands-on homework! Brilliant way to get us involved in the process. Even though I have been writing nonfiction for a while, I learned new things.

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  29. Woohoo! Thank you to everyone who contributed to NFFest. It's been great! :)

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  30. Thank you for a month of great posts! I read all the posts and commented, but, alas, I DID NOT complete all 28 activities. Maybe next year!

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  31. The information you have provided for free is invaluable. I can't wait to hear about the amzing stories that stemmed from this challenge. Thank you to all those who contributed to make this happen. Looking forward to next year.
    -Ashley Congdon

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  32. Thank you so much for organizing this. This was my first year and I truly enjoyed it. And?

    I did it! I completed 28 activities. I read and commented on every post.

    Woohoo!

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  33. This has been an overwhelming good selection of information, advice and encouragement. I am so happy I decided to do this and committed to 28 of the activities I could do from home or library (not able to go to the university or local museums this month). Thank you!

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  34. I did all but two of the activities and sadly can't do the others. I live in a small town and don't want to reveal to people that I write for kids. It would be a neverending question of "How's it going?" or advice... As for my other hobby, I mushroom hunt. I wouldn't write about this for kids because of the potential problems associated with either consuming a poisonous one or simply getting lost in the woods.
    But, I loved all the other activities and was pleased to see some sites I'd never visited before like Citefast.com.
    Thank you!

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  35. It was a great month! Thanks for those who posted and organized this forus.

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  36. So much fun, inspiration, information, and advice this month. Many thanks to you all!

    I did it! I completed 28 activities. I read and commented on every post.

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  37. What a great month! Loved it:) Thanks to everyone who shared--both the bloggers and posters!

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  38. I did it.. MOST of it... Managed to comment on all posts, all of which were enlightening, and all but 8 activities from the grid.
    A wealth of knowledge, inspiration and power to write. Thanks Chicks for making this happen.

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  39. Hooray! I did it! I'm taking the pledge! Thanks so much to the Chicks for organizing and to all the guest bloggers as well--I learned a lot and gained tons of inspiration!

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  40. I did it! I am so glad I left most of today free for a few final activities that did not involve library trips. To all the Nonfiction Chicks — THANK YOU SO MUCH for the time, effort and energy you have put into helpful all of us develop our craft.

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  41. Thank you Chicks! I looked forward to NFFest each day! I completed 28 activities and commented on the daily posts. This has been an amazing experience and I'm thrilled that the FB page will continue :)

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  42. So grateful to you all for this inspiring endeavor! Thank you!

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  43. I read and commented on all the posts, but did not get through 28 activities. Thank you for a wonderful Fest!

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  44. I, too, am thrilled that the FB group will continue! I'm thrilled that I made it through this month of fantabulous information provided by so many amazing contributors! And I'm thrilled to have completed more than 28 grid assignments, although I didn't do them in order. I'm such a rebel. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Looking forward to seeing my fellow researchers on FB (and perhaps at a conference sometime down the road).

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  45. Thank you so much--this was a great experience! I read and commented on all the posts but did not get through 28 activities. I still think of it as a win.

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  46. With the awesome activity grid pinned in a prominent place on my bulletin board, I fully intend to revisit these activities again and again. They are a treasure trove for inspiring creativity and can be expanded so easily. For example, I introduced myself to not only my local children's librarian but to librarians in neighboring communities. The conversations were amazing. Thank you all! Wonderful experience!

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  47. This has been an amazing month. What a rich variety of informative posts by gifted writers and NF lovers! So enriching, inspiring, and encouraging! Sharing insights and photos of our workspaces was a joy. I cannot thank you all enough for this opportunity to galvanize my writing.

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  48. I did it! I completed 28 activities. I read and commented on every post.

    So much to ponder now! But it's inspired me to go back to one of my projects and develop it as a layered text, and also to continue checking and double-checking all of my projects!

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  49. I did it! Thanks to this community for the support and the bloggers for endless wisdom. Note to self: Do this again!

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  50. Thank you so much to the organizers of this fabulous NF Fest. I learned so much and looked forward to the daily posts, all of which were super insightful and thoughtful. Many thanks as well to all the authors who shared their knowledge and experiences. I'm grateful to everyone involved in this endeavor!

    I did it! I completed 28 activities. I read and commented on every post.

    Celia Viramontes

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  51. I completed the challenge, commenting on every post and completing the activities. Thank you all for a wonderful month!

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  52. I did it! I did it! I completed the activity grid and all of the posts! Thank you SO MUCH for a month of learning. I have soooo much to reread and digest. I can’t thank you enough for this fantastic chance to relearn and gone my writing. ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’–

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  53. I did it: all the activities and a comment on every post. I learned (and re-learned) a lot and had a great time. Thank you so much for doing this.

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  54. I did it...barely. So much good info and interesting threads to follow. Today, in a frenzy to complete my last squares, I found a photo that I needed. Woot!

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  55. Hello all,
    Thank you for putting this NF Fest together! I learned something new from each guest post and the activity grid helped me discover new ways of researching. I also "scored big" when I visited the local library as a guest.I went there to complete several of the activities on the grid. While I was there I found out I was able to apply for and receive an online research pass for 5 years....so I'm sending you a HUGE thank you for that! <3
    Looking forward to hearing more good news from others in the group :) Well done NonFiction Chicks!

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  56. I did it! I completed (exactly) 28 activities. I read and commented on every post. The scavenger hunt of the activity grid was a little overwhelming at first, but then it was fun to discover (or rediscover) all these different sources we can access or ways to look at things differently. Thank you for all of y'all's hard work!

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  57. ✨✨ I did it! I completed 28 activities. I read and commented on every post.✨✨
    It was really helpful and interesting!

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  58. I learned so much and connected with a warm, wonderful, welcoming community.

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  59. I did it...I did 28 on the grid, and pretty sure I commented on all posts. It was fun. Thank you for all the info and encouragement. There was so much to learn and think about, and very inspiring. Best to you all!

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  60. I'm overwhelmed by the community, mentorship, and camaraderie. My writing skills grew this month thanks to NF Fest. Thank you NF Chicks for organizing this.

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  61. Such a wonderful month! Thank you for the thought provoking and informative blogs and the activities to help deepen our skill set. Such a well-thought out month of learning.

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