General Shenanigans

Where there are WordNerds, there are bound to be all sorts of nerdy shenanigans. Here you can find that nerdy miscellany. To watch all of our shenanigan-filled videos, use the embedded playlist. To find a specific type of shenanigan, use the list below or the search bar.

*DANCE BREAK*

Writer’s block got you down? Or maybe you just kicked but on a new scene. Either way, we think a dance break is in order!

11:11 Party!

In this Sunday Special Live Chat, the WordNerds celebrate reaching 1,111 subscribers, as well as Erin’s birthday!

2 Year/2K Subscribers Party

In this Sunday Special Live chat, the WordNerds celebrate the channel turning two, as well as the reaching of 2,000 subscribers!

23 Things About Me!

Rachel Sargeant tells you 23 fun facts about herself!

5K SUBSCRIBERS AND ERIN BOOK DEAL PARTYYY

In this Sunday Special live chat, the WordNerds get pumped about hitting 5,000 subscribers, and also celebrate Erin getting a book deal. And we answer writing questions!

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Some of the WordNerds were together! And despite some sound difficulties, they had a Sunday Special live chat from Emma’s living room!

A Book by its Cover Game

Erica Crouch shows her sister a book cover, and then her sister guesses (just from the cover) what the book is about. Erica judges. Shenanigans ensue.

A Model Who Reads

Rachel Sargeant talks about Vancouver Fashion Week and shares all of the places and times for models to read during fashion week!

A Peek in Mrs. Weasley’s Kitchen

Meghan Jashinsky shares her favorite Harry Potter themed dinner/dessert recipes.

A PROPER CUP OF TEA with E. Latimer

While visiting Toronto for Kellie’s wedding, it came to light that some of the American WordNerds used the microwave to boil water for tea. This offended the Canadians’ finely-honed tea sensibilities, and thus, this video was born.

Activity Time! BLACKOUT POETRY

Meghan introduces the next WordNerds collaboration: blackout poetry! POEMS SHOWN IN THE VIDEO: http://somepiecesofmyheartandsoul.tumblr.com/post/158567945499/blackout-poetry-4-lukas-w http://hollymwells.tumblr.com/post/148811722877/in-the-half-dark https://nymphhadora.tumblr.com/post/160323623327/yet-rl-from-the-new-york-times-article-yet http://teacup13.tumblr.com/post/173587530944 THE RESULTS

All I Want For Christmas is Books!

It’s a WordNerds dance video!

An Ode to Deathly Hallows Tattoos

Calyn Morgan shares some of her favorite Harry Potter tattoos as she just got one of her own!

Baby Gift Guide for the One Who Was Prophesied

A little less than a year ago, it was prophesied that WordNerd Emma Kate would have a baby… And that day has come! Our fearless librarian WordNerd had her baby! So we came together to make a little baby gift guide for the one who was prophesied. Congratulations, Emma!

Backwards Superpowers

Rachel Sargeant shares some ridiculous super powers that subvert the tropes to help get you inspired to write something unique!

Bibliophobia

E. Latimer talks about the the people who fear, hate, or distrust books… BIBLIOPHOBES.

Blooper Reel 1

The WordNerds filmed a ton while at YALLFest, so naturally there were a ton of bloopers to be had.

Blooper Reel 2

The WordNerds filmed a ton while at YALLFest, so naturally there were a ton of bloopers to be had.

Book Characters Pick My Makeup

Rachel has book characters dictate her make-up look!

BOOK FORT OF AWESOME

In which Meghan Jashinsky enlists the help of her husband to build a fort out of all their books.

Book Ornaments!

Emma Gisclair shows you how to make Christmas ornaments that look like your favorite books.

Bookshelf Hacks! (A Parody?)

Too many books? Dust everywhere? Rachel Sargeant gives some useful tips for those of us whose bookshelves need some help.

Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt Tag!

Rachel does the bookshelf scavenger hunt tag!

BRYONY GRAY BOOK TRAILER (sort of…)

Meghan Jashinsky has a little fun dressing up like Erin’s book characters to celebrate the release of Erin’s new book, THE STRANGE AND DEADLY PORTRAITS OF BRYONY GRAY. Buy Bryony! Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-strange-and-deadly-portraits-of-bryony-gray-e-latimer/1126396678?ean=9781101919286 Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Strange-Deadly-Portraits-Bryony-Gray/dp/1101919280 Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Strange-Deadly-Portraits-Bryony-Gray-E-Latimer/9781101919286

BURN, REWRITE, REREAD Tag!

It’s a game night! Play along in the discussion section!

BYE BYE BYE

The WordNerds head out for hiatus in their usual manner… WITH A DANCE VIDEO.

Character Heads Up

While all together for Kellie’s wedding, the WordNerds play a game of literary heads up. Part two: https://youtu.be/ZqtTS33eH4Y

Characters and Tea

Rachel Sargeant pairs book characters with what type of tea she thinks they’d drink!

Dinner with the WordNerds

Join the WordNerds in a super riveting evening while they eat dinner at the same table thanks to YALLFest.

End of 2016 Party!

In this Sunday Special live chat, the WordNerds celebrate the end of the year, talk about their favorite things that happened, and the things that they’re most excited to have happen in 2017.

END OF 2017 PARTY!

Today we’re celebrating the end of the year!

End of 2018 PARTY!

Tonight we’re talking all about our favorite moments of 2018, as well as looking forward to our 2019 TBRs and writing goals!

END OF YEAR PARTY 2K19

Welcome WordNerds! Tonight we’re doing a bit of a 2019 reading and writing wrap-up, as well as a Q&A of anything you might want us to discuss.

Erin’s Publishing House Haul ft. ALL THE WORDNERDS

Erin shows off her publishing house haul alongside almost all the other WordNerds!

Famous Last Words

E. Latimer talks about the power of words–specifically, last words.

For Those Sucky Days

On those days that you get a ton of rejections or bad reviews or you’re just feeling down, the WordNerds recommend you SHAKE IT OFF…through dance!

GAME OF THRONES ULTIMATE CHARACTER SHOWDOWN

Emma, Kellie, and Meghan rank 64 Game of Thrones characters, bracket style! THE LINK TO DOWNLOAD YOUR OWN BRACKET: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18I1QU4h6eOWR4kOsMFxwt3xvtP7W8rX1ulfku1lCRa0/edit?usp=sharing To save the spreadsheet for yourself, you have two options: 1. File / Make a Copy / Okay (on the box that pops up and asks if you want to make the copy in your … Continue reading GAME OF THRONES ULTIMATE CHARACTER SHOWDOWN

Getting to Know You (and Me!)

Kellie Sheridan shares some fun facts about herself.

Harry Potter World Drink Recipes

Meghan Jashinsky shares recipes for the two most popular Wizarding World of Harry Potter drinks: Otter’s Fizzy Orange Drink, and Frozen Butterbeer! For the written instructions, click here.

How I Read

Rachel Sargeant shows how she reads a good book.

How to Raise a Villain

The WordNerds share their tips on cultivating villainy in your little one, in honor of the newest baby nerd. Congratulations Meghan!

How to Raise the Chosen One

In honor of the birth of Erin’s child, the WordNerds come together to give some tips for raising The Chosen One. Part two: a congratulations are in order

I Don’t Read

E. Latimer talks about how she handles it when someone she thought could be a friend tells her that they don’t read.

In Which the WordNerds Dance

The first ever WordNerds compilation dance video!

It’s a WordNerd-y Party!

Today we’re celebrating our fifth season of youtubing with general wordnerdiness.

It’s A WordNerds GAME NIGHT!

Tonight the WordNerds are settling in for some tabletop RPG shenanigans! It will kick off part of a new quarterly game night that we are introducing in 2020. We’re very much figuring this out as we go, and can’t wait for you to come along with us for some adventures. If you have any questions … Continue reading It’s A WordNerds GAME NIGHT!

Level-ing Up This NaNoWriMo

The WordNerds talk about an amazing website that can help you get ahead in National Novel Writing Month, as well as share some basic tips that can help you “win” in November. To fight the monsters featured in this video: http://4thewords.com

Lies BookWorms Tell

Rachel Sargeant is here with some lies book nerds tell themselves and other people.

Literacy Charities that ROCK

Meghan shares some great literacy promoting charities that would be worth your time or donations.

Literary Gift Ideas

Rachel Sargeant shares some ideas for what gifts to get the literary geeks in your life.

Literary Heads Up

Erica Crouch is joined by her sister to play a literary version of the games Heads Up.

LOUD COFFEE SHOP WRITE-IN INSPIRATION

The WordNerds were together at YALLFest, and they had a write-in (in person!) at Tricera Coffee!

Make Me Read It Readathon

Kellie Sheridan is participating in the Make Me Read It Readathon. Help pick her books!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the WordNerds

In which the WordNerds love you guys and hope you have a great holiday season.

Merry Christmas, and the Meaning of Noel

E. Latimer is excited that it’s Christmas and talks about the semantics of the word ‘noel’.

New Year, New *DANCE BREAK*

DANCE BREAK. Need we say more?

NEW YEAR, NEW GOALS (same nerds)

Happiest of New Years, WordNerds! Today we are back to talk writing goals, productivity, and motivation thanks to the years changing.

NEW YEAR, NEW PARTY

Today we’re celebrating the beginning of 2018 and talking about how we’re hoping reading and writing will go this year!

Non-Book Reccommendations

Kellie Sheridan shares some non-book things that fellow WordNerds might enjoy.

Olly Picks my Next Read

Meghan Jashinsky enlists the help of her dog, Olly, to pick what book she’s going to read next.

Origins of Sayings

E. Latimer discusses the etymology of some of our most common phrases.

OUR HUSBANDS DESCRIBE BOOKS

In this special collab. video, the WordNerds’ husbands play a game where they try to describe what a book is about, using only the cover!

PARTY TIME

In this Sunday Special Live Chat, the WordNerds celebrate reaching 500 subscribers (and also Meghan & Kellie’s birthdays).

Project for Awesome 2013: Kids Need to Read

The WordNerds participatedin P4A in 2013!

Rachel Badly Guesses YA Plotlines She Hasn’t Read

Rachel has fun guessing the plot lines of popular YA books that she hasn’t read.

RELATIONSHIP TIPS FROM YA BOOKS

On Kellie’s wedding day, the rest of the WordNerds give some relationship tips based on their favorite YA novels.

RIP IT OR SHIP IT (a WordNerd-y game night!)

Tonight we’re generally geeking out about books while playing RIP IT OR SHIP IT!

RITUALS TO KEEP YOU INSPIRED THROUGH THE END OF NANOWRIMO

Meghan is feeling the NaNo burnout as she heads into the last three days of November, so she turns to her closest writing friends for inspiration. But most of them have… unique… rituals to get inspired. GOOD LUCK WRITING YOU WONDERFUL WORDNERDS! Push on to the end no matter what your word count is. Every … Continue reading RITUALS TO KEEP YOU INSPIRED THROUGH THE END OF NANOWRIMO

Stop Writing These Things! A Late Night Caffeinated Rant

JUST DON’T PLS.

Story Idea Writing Tag | AuthorTube Tag ft. Eliza Boyd and Katherine Bogle

Kellie wrangles some writing friends into doing the story idea writing tag, which was co-created by Brooke Passmore and Bethany Atazadeh (tagged by Brooke). Brooke Passmore’s Story Idea Writing Tag video: https://youtu.be/nkFfH8sl3Zs Bethany Atazedeh’s Story Idea Writing Tag video: https://youtu.be/XZudfNC_hMg Eliza Boyd – http://elizaboydwrites.com/ Katherine Bogle – http://katherinebogle.com/

Stuff People Say to Writers

E. Latimer gives her take on the classic sh*t people say to writers. 🙂

TALKING WRITING CRAFT WHILE CRAFTING

Iiiit’s exactly what it sounds like. We’ll be trying our hands at non-writing crafts while we talk about our writing lives and experiences.

The Infinite Book Tag!

Meghan Jashinsky does the infinite book tag!

The Rise of Nerd Culture

Calyn Morgan talks about how nerds rule the world. So many nerd references, so little time.

The Sims for Writers

Kellie Sheridan uses The Sims as a plotting/worldbuilding/character creation tool.

The WordNerds are Three!

Join Emma, Kellie, and Meghan as they celebrate the WordNerds channel’s third birthday!

This is a WordNerds Video

The WordNerds are having so much fun at YALLFest! Kellie Sheridan gives a brief update in the middle of it.

Three Ghosts That Haunt You During NaNoWriMo

Meghan Jashinsky gets in the Halloween/Supernatural spirit to talk about the three ghosts that’ll haunt you during NaNoWriMo, as well as how to hunt those ghosts.

Together at Last!

Kellie Sheridan documents the FIRST official in-person uniting of the WordNerds!

Vlogging at the Writer’s Museum in Edinburgh, Scotland!

Rachel went to the Writers’ Museum in Edinburgh!

Whisper Challenge

Erica Crouch is joined by her sister to take on the whisper challenge with an inspirational twist–quotes!

Why You Should Join a Fandom

E. Latimer talks about why fandoms are so awesome and you should join one.

WordNerds 2K19!

We’re back! And we are celebrating!

WordNerds at my House (ft. The Half-Egg Saga)

Emma Gisclair has WordNerds at her house. Shenanigans ensue.

WordNerds BIRTHDAY PARTY!

In this Sunday Special Live Chat, the WordNerds celebrate the channel turning one!

WordNerds Boot Camp

Meghan Jashinsky recommends some (possibly weird, possibly amazing) ways to make sure you’re taking care of your body on those days where you’re marathon writing or reading.

WordNerds Game Night! (Quarter 2, 2020)

It’s another WordNerds game night! Join us for shenanigans as we play Escape From Triassic Park! THE GAME: https://draconym.tumblr.com/post/161680877024

WordNerds Nine Nine!

New year, new channel intro! Edited by the amazing Desiraye Williams!

WORDNERDS RETURN 2K17

In this Sunday Special live chat, the WordNerds answer your writing questions and get pumped for 2017!

Writing Tag Time

Kellie Sheridan was tagged in a writing themed tag!

YALLFest Day 1

Erica Crouch guides you through the WordNerds’ first day of partying hard at YALLFest.

YALLFest Day 2

Erica Crouch guides you through day two of the WordNerds fangirling hard at YALLFest!