If you are participating in PiBoIdMo, I hope you are having as much fun as I am with the challenge of coming up with a new picture book idea every day. I look over my growing list of ideas and let my imagination wander… so far the visual images are more clear to me than the words, but that’s the way it works for me, and I know the words will come.
Where do you get your inspiration?
For me, the initial idea can come from almost anywhere: a memory, a phrase I hear, the way my dog looks at me, or the artwork and images I see. I have a collection of children’s books which includes those of my mother’s childhood; sometimes these old books speak the loudest.
For a look at how three talented author-illustrators working today get their creative juices flowing, take a look at today’s post from Tara Lazar’s blog, Writing for Kids (While Raising Them) which features a guest blog post for PiBoIdMo from The Girllustrators, Austin-based kidlit artists.
I would be interested in how you get YOUR ideas!