#PiBoIdMo Day 4-6

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PiBoIdMo Day 4-6

Tara Lazar is keeping me going with ideas. Yay!

Here’s what I’ve done over the last three days…

DAY 4:
Marcie Wessels let’s us know that it’s okay to be stuck and to try not to stress out about it. Ideas will come. *Letting your mind go can sometimes lead to great ideas. Who doesn’t like playtime?*

DAY 5:
David Michael Slater gives a mini-workshop on plotting and how he’s come up with a few of his own ideas. *And you thought Bad Lip Reading was a bad thing.*

DAY 6:
Tammi Sauer wants us to dig deep and find out what makes out characters tick. There’s a great list of questions to ask our characters too. *Really get to knownyou.character & they will be believable.*

How am I doing?
I’ve added _1_ more idea over the last three days. Giving me a total of _5_. Again, this is not a sprint. This is a 30 day marathon. Keep on going! I’ll see you at the finish line.

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How many ideas have you gotten so far?
How are your ideas coming along?
Any good ones?

Until next time,

Happy Writing!
~t

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#PiBoIdMo Day 1-3

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PiBoIdMo Day 1-3

And we are off!
Picture Book writers have gathered together under Tara Lazar’s guidance and encouraged to come up with 30 ideas in 30 days. Can we do it? We sure can try.
I always look forward to this challenge. It helps build a bank of ideas I can bounce off on during the year when I feel I’m in a rut. *Remember my Ideas Jar video? This is where a lot of my ideas come from.*

Last year i decided to check in every three days. You know, to keep myslelf accountable and maybe gove some of you inspiration too. This is my 6th year with PiBoIdMo. While I haven’t “won” every year, I think anytime I put more ideas in stock I’m a winner.

Let’s see what we’ve done so far.

DAY 1:
Joan Holub gets us to start fresh. To look around and find inspiration. Also not to be scared to take one or more ideas and combine them. *Layers are our friend.*

DAY 2:
Josh Funk gets us out of the bad idea funk (sorry, Josh) by embracing the bad ones and make them work to.our benefit. *Allow a crazy, bad, horrible, no good idea to run amuck.*

DAY 3:
Grace Lin reassures us that when a picture book idea doesn’t work, it doesn’t means it’s a total loss. You.can morph it into another piece in another form. *Don’t throw away those failed attempts, peeps. There’s gold in them there hills! Get to digging.*

How am I doing?
In the first three days I have 4 ideas. Not a bad start at all. I know I’ll have lulls over the next 27 day. But I remind myself this is not a sprint. This is a 30 day marathon. There’s still a ways to go before we finish. I’ll see you at the finish line folks.

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Are you participating in PiBoIdMo?
How are your ideas coming along?

Until next time,

Happy Writing!
~t

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