Monthly Archives: October 2015

30 Ways to Gather Picture Book Ideas for PiBoIdMo!

Yesterday was all about NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month. Today’s topic is about the lovely Tara Lazar’s awesome PiBoIdMo, Picture Book Idea Month, that starts on November 1st! What is it? From Tara’s Website: Why, it’s Picture Book Idea Month! Tired of … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo … yes or no?

November is almost here and you know what that means, right? The writing challenge season is about to begin! Tomorrow we’ll talk about PiBoIdMo – Picture Book Idea Month, hosted by the lovely Tara Lazar. Today’s topic is all about … … Continue reading

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Anna Egan Smucker’s ABC Event Recap by Susan Nicholas

Pretzels and Paintings by Susan Nicholas Writing always makes me hungry. It helps me think better. At least that’s what I tell myself when I nibble my way through story revisions. Today as I sat down to write this article … Continue reading

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Preparation for Illustration

Happy Friday, everyone! In the interests of getting ready for next month’s NaNoWriMo/PiBoIdMo, I thought there might be interest in one of the aspects of children’s book illustrating: specifically, the research an illustrator does for a non-fiction  picture book.

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Cover Reveal – Swing Sideways by Nanci Turner Steveson

The sun has been shining for two days in a row and I just don’t know what to do with myself! We definitely needed the rain – I was one of those complaining about it; the ground was like concrete … Continue reading

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