I love challenges and I need deadlines! Picture Book Idea Month offers both. Here are the details from Writer’s Rumpus.
by Amy Courage
Linus Pauling, the noted American chemist said, “The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.”
I’m definitely not a scientist (Hello, me with a C in high school chemistry), but Pauling’s quotation is true for writers as well.
Enter PiBoIdMo, or Picture Book Idea Month. Ta Da!
PiBoIdMo is a month long picture book fiesta that has taken place every November since 2008. Hosted by picture book author extraordinaire Tara Lazar (The Monstore, I Thought This Was a Bear Book), PiBoIdMo encourages you to dream up, doodle, or write down an idea every day for a month.
This will be my second year participating in PiBoIdMo. Last year over 1,300 picture book writers participated and about 800 completed the challenge.
There will be encouraging blog posts to help you brainstorm every…
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