Join the Idea Parade: PiBoIdMo 2011

26 Oct

Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes.” – Napoleon Hill

The time has come again for you to dust off your thinking cap. It’s “Picture Book Idea Month” or PiBoIdMo, where imaginators generate 30 original picture book ideas in the month of November. Published and aspiring authors alike can benefit from filling up their idea tank for when they’re ready to put pen to paper. As of October 24th, Nearly 300 participants signed up with many more to follow…including you!

As a 2010 Winner, I’m psyched to return to the drawing board. I found that participating gave me a helpful buffet of starting points for the Picture Book Marathon in February. Compared to the 50,000 words demanded in NanoWrimo, creating 30 ideas in one month is not as severe of a challenge. Though typically each month I’d probably only produce 5 or 6 original ideas. The beauty of PiBoIdMo is that it keeps your imagination focused on strictly picture books. Each day brings a new guest blog post from an established author, editor, or agent. If that weren’t enough, participants can look forward to heaps of prizes prizes from signed picture books, to manuscript critiques.

Special thanks to picture book author Tara Lazar for once again running PiBoIdMo and Bonnie Adamson for providing the official 2011 logo. Visit “Writing for Kids (While Raising Them)” for more details and sign-up information.

Please use the PiBoIdMoChecklist I created in 2010.

PS: “Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.”
– Howard Aiken
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One Response to “Join the Idea Parade: PiBoIdMo 2011”

  1. Tara October 26, 2011 at 8:41 pm #

    Thanks for the mention, Crave! Great to have you participating again! Good luck!

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