Monday idea: Photo prompt for PiBoIdMo

Monday idea: Photo prompt for PiBoIdMo

Here’s your Monday photo prompt for Picture Book Idea Month.
This guest photo prompt is courtesy of Karen S. Elliott – The Word Shark.

Karen also has a fun contest going on at her blog called The “Paint the Writer’s Wagon” Contest. She lives in Minot, North Dakota. She lost her home to the floods almost five months ago. She just recently moved into this FEMA box. There are prizes for the best entry, but you know I think helping Karen spruce up her new digs (even if it’s just on paper) is a great idea.

You’ll find another photo prompt on Facebook too.
On Wednesday, children’s book author and freelance writer Julie Hedlund from Write Up My Life will visit to talk about voice in picture books.

If you aren’t familiar with Julie’s website, take time to visit. She has a “How I got My Agent” Series with fun interviews and helpful information. She has a sidebar filled with links. And, every Sunday she posts a “Gratitude Sunday” post filled with little and big moments and end with a question:  What are you grateful for this week?

So, how are your picture book ideas flowing so far during the challenge? Or, how is NaNoWriMo treating you? I hope your Monday is filled with ideas.

PiBoIdMO is under way

PiBoIdMO is under way

Created by Illustrator Bonnie Adamson

November arrived and so did Picture Book Idea Month.

I’m sure I can channel today’s snow into a few picture book ideas.

I know many of my friends are writing out 1,666 words a day for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). My picture book ideas haven’t taken up that much space on the page. A few ideas have sparked 50 words or so as I fleshed out some details.

If you want to join in the PiBoIdMo fun, sign up here before Nov. 3.

As I’ve mentioned before, my blog posts will focus on picture books this month.

On Mondays: There will be a photo prompt to spark an idea or two. Another photo will appear on my Facebook page, if I figured out how to schedule it properly through Hootsuite.

On Wednesdays:  I’ve asked several picture book writers to guest post.

This schedule includes:

On Thursdays: I’ll focus on a picture book authors and resources for picture book writers.

In addition to the 30 ideas (or more you’ll have at the end of November), you’ll also have a network of picture book writers. Participants are connecting through Twitter, blogs and a Facebook group.

Take a look at the posts on author Tara Lazar’s site about the challenge already. The posts continue until the end of the month.
PiBoIdMo Day 2: Karma Wilson Asks The Magic Question
PiBoIdMo Cafe Press Shop is Open for Charity!
PiBoIdMo Day 1: MaMoIdMo–Magical Moments Idea Month?
PiBoIdMo Preview Day 2: If You’re Lucky
PiBoIdMo Preview Day 1: Mindy Alyse Weiss Isn’t Scared!
So what are you working on in November? A special challenge or just writing.