Tag Archives: Tara Lazar

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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The Voice of May

Hello, to lovely May flowers and to you, creators of children’s books! Our theme this month is Keeping it Real – Crafting Authentic Characters and Believable Voice. I have been exploring those ideas as they relate to my genre of … 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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What A Character!

Hello everyone, I hope you are staying cool through this mid-June heatwave. In keeping with the picture book theme this month, let’s explore the very important element of character development. I’ve recently read a couple of helpful blog posts on … Continue reading

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Stimulating Creativity

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 … 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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