For those of us doing NaNoWriMo check out this nice blog article from Mental Floss (link below) about 6 novels that were written quickly. Perhaps it will inspire NaNoWriMo participants to keep on keeping on!
mental_floss » 6 Famous Novels Penned in Under a Month.
(Who has made it so far . . . through the first week. Only three more weeks to go!)
We draw, we write!
We’re outta sight!
That’s right, despite what some prognosticators of doom predict . . . the picture book is not dead. Picture book writers and illustrators are gathering in the blogosphere for a smart mob party to generate ideas for picture books. November has been declared Picture Book Idea Month. All that is required is that the writer or illustrator come up with one picture book idea a day for thirty days. Ideas do not need to be shared online.
That’s 30 days = 30 ideas. And at the end, participants will have a wealth of ideas from which to work in the upcoming months. In addition, writers and illustrators who sign up by Nov. 3rd at Tara Lazar’s Pic. Book Idea Month site (or use the button to the right.) could win one of any number of great prizes. As a bonus, a whole bevy of guest posts by well-known writers and illustrators will be posted at the PiBoIdMo site — a new one each day for the month.
And a great big WAHOO! to Bonnie Adamson for the beautiful artwork on behalf of PiBoIdMo.
Join up, join us, join in!
(Proud picture book writer!)