Tag Archives: NaNoWriMo / PiBoldMo

Got NaNoWriMo Stress? Take a break with some funning writing videos!

For those of us pounding out the words for National Novel Writing Month, aka NaNoWriMo, aka why am I putting myself through this again, it’s gonna be a long, long month with many late nights and countless cups of coffee. … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Survival Kit: Time to Prep!

Today we’re teaming up with Eastern Penn Points for the #SCBWIsocial Third Thursday Blog Link Up. Want to join along? See details at the bottom of this post. It’s almost that time of year again, folks: National Novel Writing Month, … Continue reading

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Congrats to our regional NaNoWriMo and PiBoIdMo finishers!

Something amazing arrived in our mail yesterday. THIS!!! My apologies if this sounds braggadocious, but wow, I’m really proud of this shirt after failing at NaNoWriMo for many, many years. So there might be a slight chance that I’ll be wearing … 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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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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Upcoming SCBWI MD/DE/WV Events

Grab your calendar and a fresh cup of coffee, folks, because this is going to be a long post about the many events and other fun stuff we have coming up for SCBWI! Starting with… September As The Eraser Burns Theme: “Harvesting … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Authorial Doldrums by Mike Crowl

Oh, how I love it when regional members submit articles for us to share! After all, this blog represents everyone in the MD/DE/WV region, so it’s awesome being able to share different and fresh voices. If you’d like to contribute, check out our submission … Continue reading

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Camp NaNoWriMo anyone?

There are three things I’ve always wanted to do, three things that I view as extremely hard or partially impossible: Running a full marathon. Finishing P90X, a fitness program that’s been on my resolutions list for … oh, at least six years. And … Continue reading

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4 Words of Advice

Happy Tuesday! With NaNoWriMo and PiBoIdMo lurking around the corner, you don’t have time to read long, inspirational essays, right? Right. So I thought it’d be fun to dig through past Coffee & Conversation interviews with agents and editors who offered … Continue reading

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