PiBoIdMo Hooray

Hooray – made it with 30 ideas.   This time thinking a lot about environment, non-fiction, funny sayings,  fractured fairy tales with a twist,  and weird mixes of ideas – and ideas for cultural books. Also some ideas for more poetry books. Congratulations to everyone else who made it too, or even got close.  JustContinue reading “PiBoIdMo Hooray”

PiBoIdMo Day 28: Paula Yoo Explores Non-Fiction Biographies (plus a prize!)

Originally posted on Writing for Kids (While Raising Them):
by Paula Yoo It’s Day 28 of Tara Lazar’s annual Picture Book Idea Month (AKA PiBoIdMo)! Two more days and you’re done. Best of all, you will have 30 ideas to explore for your next picture book draft… and hopefully, one day, a published book! For…

PiBoIdMo Day 29: Arree Chung Gets an Idea OUT and Makes it Work

Originally posted on Writing for Kids (While Raising Them):
by Arree Chung Has this ever happened to you? You’re working on an idea. You’re excited about it. You share it with your agent or editor and then they tell you that it’s not working. Thud, thud, thud (that’s the sound of my head hitting against…

PiBoIdMo Day 20: Carolyn Fisher Switches Hats (plus a prize!)

Originally posted on Writing for Kids (While Raising Them):
by Carolyn Fisher 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…

PiBoIdMo Day 11: Joe McGee Lives in a Child’s World (plus a prize!)

Originally posted on Writing for Kids (While Raising Them):
by Joe McGee Inspiration…that’s what we’re here to discuss, isn’t it? To bandy around, to kick back and forth like a dented Campbell’s soup can on a weed-choked school blacktop. You know, the kind of blacktop where a hundred little sneakers will soon be racing around,…