Writing PB's just got funner
You have until November 3rd to go the website and sign up to vie for fabulous schwag: "Signed books, picture book critiques, art by pb illustrators, book jewelry, hand-made journals, vintage children's books, and feedback from one of three literary agents."
Our own Florida kidlit SCBWI maven Mindy Alyse Weiss is kicking off the challenge with a guest post detailing why she loves PiBoIdMo, including links to 400+ things kids like (which might be a handy source for middle-grade writers too).
Struggling? Help from PB author Rob Sanders
Coincidentally, Florida picture book author Rob Sanders has a whole week of inspiration planned to help you soar over any road- or writers-blocks; check out his blog this week for some serious and humorous advice on how to keep going when the going gets tough.
Anybody planning to take the plunge? Run across any unusual ideas for picture books lately? One of my favorites this year was The Boss Baby. I guess I'm sort of partial to the dark side of toddler lit. Like That's Not Your Mommy Anymore: A Zombie Tale. And then, of course, there's always the soon-to-be classic: Go the F** to Sleep.