What inspired you to write Dork Diaries? — Rachel Renee Russell Q&AWOW. It is sad to think how some people treat others sometimes. But instead of feeling sad, just act like nothing even happened(OR WRITE A BOOK ABOUT IT) THAT IS SO INSPIRING HOW YOU GOT INSPIRED :)
Rachel Renee Russell
Russell, an attorney who now prefers creating novels to practicing law, spoke with PW about her new series and the collaborators with whom she works in her Virginia home office. I wanted this character to have an interesting name that reflects his complaints about his life, and middle school in particular. Did Max Crumbly have a real-life model? Not long ago, when they visited me, Preston — oh my gosh — never stopped! He has big green plastic Hulk fists, and loved punching the walls of my house.
Now, with the 10th book due to hit shelves this month, Dork Diaries is a world-wide phenomenon with 20 million books in print in 34 languages. Here the three of them candidly share their experiences, views, and plans with Mackin readers. Rachel, do you remember your first reading and writing experiences? Were you an avid book lover from the beginning? What did your parents and educators do to encourage you in your literacy journey?
No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf. Elizabeth Laird. Valentina Giannella. She has raised two daughters and lived to tell about it. Dork Diaries was her debut novel and there are now over ten books in the internationally bestselling series which has appeared on the NYT bestseller top ten non-stop for over a year, and which has over 19 million copies in print worldwide. Rachel lives in northern Virginia with a spoiled pet Yorkie who terrorises her daily by climbing on top of her computer and pelting her with stuffed animals while she writes. And, yes, Rachel considers herself a total Dork.
Dork Diaries , written in a diary format, uses doodles, drawings, and comic strips to chronicle the daily life of the main character, Nikki Maxwell, as she struggles to fit in and survive middle school. The Misadventures of Max Crumbly is about a character, Maxwell Crumbly, who keeps a diary about his challenges in middle school. The Dork Diaries books are based on Russell's middle school experiences.
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The series has 11 short novels, and 2 bonus books that have a mix of stories, activities and tips for customising your own diary. There are 13 books of Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell The series has 11 short novels, and 2 bonus books that have a mix of stories, activities and tips for customising your own diary. The main character is named after the author's daughter. Actually, the whole family is involved! There also a Dork Diaries spin off series called The Misadventures of Max Crumbly It follows an average teenage boy as he struggles with his complete lack of superpowers.
Mean girl MacKenzie has stolen Nikki's diary! What if she tells everyone Nikki's totally secret though Introducing Max Crumbly, Meet Nikki Maxwell aka Queen of the Dorks! When the animal shelter Brandon volunteers at how cute is he?
The books are similar to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series in that they're written diary-style with a font that looks like handwriting, along with doodles, drawings, and cool text features. The Dork Diaries series opens up tons of relevant and meaningful discussion with tweens, which is one of the things I really appreciate about the book. Chatting with your child about the book can lead to conversations about trust, friendship, and what's really important in life. And who is the superstar author behind this awesome series? Russell is the oldest of five children and has two younger sisters and two younger twin brothers.