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 1: Joan Holub Gets Fresh (plus a prize!)

Originally posted on Writing for Kids (While Raising Them):
by Joan Holub Yay, you guys, for taking part in PiBoIdMo 2015! Below are 3 things that work for me in my writing, and I hope you’ll find something in here that works for you. 1. Need a fresh way of inspiring new book ideas? Start…

Pre-PiBoIdMo Day 3: Tune In with Diana Murray (plus prizes!)

Originally posted on Writing for Kids (While Raising Them):
by Diana Murray Inspiration is everywhere. It’s just a matter of tuning into it. And in order to do that, you need to switch on that part of your brain that reminds you to evaluate funny or interesting or poignant experiences and ask, “Could this be…

Thinking Toes and Twinkling Readers

Once upon a time my children and I played you-say-a-line-I-say-a-line, stories.  It was amusing, imaginative and kept us all on our thinking toes, although my daughter had a habit of killing lots of our characters until we had created on that she liked. But years have passed and we haven’t played the I say-a-line-you-say a-lineContinue reading “Thinking Toes and Twinkling Readers”