Ted X Morning

For Deb, Justine and Renee Ted X Morning The light and zing of commercials between my favourite shows is not nourishing but rather requires the mute button green of the remote to take me into a greener zone and better still a turning away from entertainment that leads to momentary escape from the sorrow, pain,Continue reading “Ted X Morning”

My Progress in PiBoIdMo

It’s the perfect time to be doing PiBoIdMo for me.   Why?   No more tutoring for the year, family still at school, a quiet house during the day, my kickstarter that can’t quite start yet (few tasks but nearly there).  Finally the space to write. So where are the ideas brewing. This year isContinue reading “My Progress in PiBoIdMo”

PiBoIdMo Day 3: When Grace Lin’s Picture Book Idea Isn’t a Picture Book (plus a prize!)

Originally posted on Writing for Kids (While Raising Them):
by Grace Lin I laughed a little when Tara asked me if I’d like to guest blog for PiBoIdMo. My last picture book was published over five years ago, around the time we were all trying to figure out if the report of the death of…

PiBoIdMo Day 2: Josh Funk Dares You to Do Your Worst (plus prizes!)

Originally posted on Writing for Kids (While Raising Them):
by Josh Funk I know it’s only Day 2, but I want you to get all your BAD ideas out today. I want you to think of THE WORST idea you can. Right now. What would NOT make a good children’s book? Maybe it has a…

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…