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Picture Book Idea Month Success




Whew! I made it through another year of Tara Lazar’s amazing Picture Book Idea Month (aka-PiBoIdMo). This yearly event has the most amazing gueat bloggers, encouragement and daily motivation posts. No wonder there are so many people that sign up to complete the challenge. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to post anything before or during the event…so, I am doing it now.

This year is over and done. Her last post came out today. BUT, there is always next year or you can go over and read all the awesome posts from this past month.

Be brave. Keep on writing!

Stay warm! Tia


PiBoIdMo: Ideas, ideas, ideas!

Check out PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month) hosted by Tara Lazar over at www.taralazar.wordpress.com. She is posting daily with great information from guest authors!

Yesterday’s post was from well-known author Karma Wilson of the Bear Snores On books and the idea of always asking the question ‘what if’?

I read a lot of children’s books and find that non-fiction books can often have great ideas hidden among the pages. The other day, I was searching through a children’s National Geographic animal book and came across a thorny lizard. For some strange reason I was drawn to this small, spiny, creature. The idea was already in my notebook but using the ‘what if’ method really helped me see where the story could progress.  What if thorny lizard wanted to be a super hero but he was too slow, spiny, and small? What if he could help people in a different way? What if thorny lizard could collect water on his spines (this was a fact about the lizard in the book) and just let the ‘what if’s’ continue.

Amazing how two little words can help progress a story idea so quickly! Thanks, Karma Wilson for the ‘What if’ and Tara Lazar for an awesome event!

Keep on writing, my friends.


PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month) sign up!

Sign up started yesterday, Monday October 24th, for Picture Book Idea Month (PiBoIdMo) so get on over to www.taralazar.wordpress.com and enter your name in the comments section of her most recent post to take part in this motivating event!

Great prizes are going to be given away for those that commit to and participate in the thirty-day challenge.

Hope you will join me in this writing adventure.