Author Tara Lazar is hosting the second annual Picture Book Idea Month, (PiBoIdMo) to take place in November. Tara came up with the idea last year to give picture book writers an alternative to NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) that also takes place each November. The goal? Develop one idea for a picture book each day for the entire month. The ideas do not need to be fully fleshed out or in complete draft form. It doesn’t sound like much, but I’m sure it will be a challenge by the end of the month.
That challenge, however, is what I am most looking forward to. Multiple writers have given the advice, “Don’t take your first idea because that will be the obvious one. Push yourself; stretch yourself into the original – the story only you can tell.” So I’m hoping that by scraping away all of the immediate ideas that come to mind in the beginning of the month, I’ll be plumbing the murky depths by month’s end and hopefully, will come up with some winning ideas. Tara herself is a PiBoIdMo success story. The first book she sold, THE MONSTORE, was an idea she developed during last year’s PiBoIdMo.
Want more info? Here’s the PiBoIdMo category archive from Tara’s site.
Who else is participating?Categories: Children's Books, PiBoIdMo, Picture Books, Works in Progress, Writing · Tags: Children's Books, NaNoWriMo, PiBoIdMo, Picture Books, Publishing, Writing