Love reading the posts at PiBoIdMo,although I stopped a little this month to start writing a YA Novel and am now just catching up with the posts. Thought I’d share this one over at my blog as it is so interesting. Have one PiBoIdMo idea I am really excited about and have been working on that as well. I stop and take photographs or go for a walk when I can’t write, and yes I love to doodle drawings as well, but don’t consider myself an artist.
Originally posted on Writing for Kids (While Raising Them):
As you can see from the above, making a book is simple. I NEVER get stuck, beat-up or depressed!
But if I DID happen to get off track, I would switch hats. Draw for a while instead of writing. Write for a while instead of drawing. Change locations from my studio to a coffeeshop.
Just in case you’re having an off day, I have 3.5 suggestions:
1. Keep a sketchbook or notebook stuffed with people, places, or things.
Just for fun, pick a page at random to use as a story starter. Or pick two pages.
2. Use thumbnail sketches
Draw quick, small sketches to generate ideas when you’re brainstorming. Test variations of your ideas. Ask: what if?
3.0 Throw away your eraser.
The eraser makes you uptight. You don’t need the negative energy emanating from its pink pearly heart.
3.5 Draw or write in drafts.
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