Tag Archives: PiBoIdMo

Cooler Weather, Changes, and Events

Happy Friday, everyone! I hope you’re enjoying the beginning of fall as much as I am; I love the start of the autumn colors and that I can bake again without sweating. I look forward to this time of year … 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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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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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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Get ready, PiBoIdMo 2014 is ready to rock!

Hey picture book writers and illustrators, have you checked out Tara Lazar’s blog lately? If not, then get your booty over there because registration is now open for the 6th Annual Picture Book Idea Month 2014, otherwise known as PiBoIdMo! Don’t know … 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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