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 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…


The time is almost here for Picture Book Idea Month. It’s a time to generate ideas, and be inspired by Tara’s blogs, and guest bloggers  HERE Registrations are open now. I loved reading all the posts last year and concentrating  a bit of time every day to brain storm ideas. I was shocked by howContinue reading “PiBoIdMo”

Keeping the Magic Alive: Writing Sagas Guest Dimity Powell

It was a real pleasure to catch up with Dimity Powell, who I meet with online every Monday for the Monday Writing Sprint Group.  This was the first time we’ve had a phone conversation.  Her passion and commitment to writing came through like a shining light in the conversation. She even, without me asking, generouslyContinue reading “Keeping the Magic Alive: Writing Sagas Guest Dimity Powell”