Saturday, October 25, 2014

PiBoIdMo time!

Have you heard of PiBoIdMo? I only found out about it this past summer. Author Tara Lazar started in 2008. In her own words, from her blog, Writing For Kids (While Raising Them):

"What is PiBoIdMo? Why, it's Picture Book Idea Month!

Tired of watching novelists have all the fun in November with NaNoWriMo, I created PiBoIdMo as a 30-day challenge for picture book writers.

The challenge is to create 30 picture book concepts in 30 days. You don't have to write a manuscript (but you can if the mood strikes). You don't need potential best-seller ideas.

You might think of a clever title. Or a name for a character. Or just a silly thing like "purple polka-dot pony." The object is to heighten your picture-book-idea-generating senses. Ideas may be built upon other ideas and your list of potential stories will grow stronger as the days pass.

Daily blog posts by picture book authors, illustrators, editors and other kidlit professionals will help inspire you. By the end of the month,  you'll have a fat file of ideas to spark new stories."

Awesome idea, right? She has a fabulous line up of guest bloggers for November who are authors, illustrators and picture book professionals. Prizes are involved. Squeee!

It starts November 1, so get registered now!
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