Pre-PiBoIdMo Day 5: See, Hear & Remember with Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen (plus a prize!)

Haha, yes writers listen for stories everywhere. I love listening to how anyone, especially children and teens frame their world, and have their own lexicon. Thanks for this post Sudpita.

Writing for Kids (While Raising Them)

familyportrait (140)by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

Thirty days, thirty picture book ideas. At first, that doesn’t sound too hard. And you’ll undoubtedly have terrific ideas in the first few weeks, nuggets that have been waiting to be uncovered for a while that PiBo is forcing you to excavate.

But then, if you’re like me…it’ll start getting harder. Maybe you’ll even hit the wall…and start to think you’ll never have another good idea again…and then maybe never any idea at all ever again…and then you’ll be tempted to quit the PiBo challenge and give up on your writing dreams and move to the Adirondacks and live in a small cabin you hand-make out of fallen branches so you’ll never have to face anyone ever again…

OK, maybe it won’t get that bad. But it is not uncommon to hit the “idea wall,” so to speak – and that is always disheartening. So before you…

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