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November Nurture Your Muse & Win a Free Copy of the CWIM.

November Nurture Your Muse & Win a Free Copy of the CWIM.

In honor of NaNoWriMo and PiBoIdMo I will be holding a drawing for a free copy of the newly revamped Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market  (CWIM) published by Writers Digest Books and edited by Chuck Sambuchino.

This giveaway is open to anyone who is a member of the Michigan Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrator’s (SCBWI-MI).

You do not need to be doing NaNoWriMo or PiBoIdMo.

However you must do something special for your muse this month . . . whatever it is/was, write me (use the form below) and tell me what you did that was “special.”

And you must write me by midnight Dec 1, 2011.

I will use a random number generator to choose the winner who will be notified by Dec. 3, 2011. If you have not heard by that date if you have won, then you haven’t. I will post the name of the winner on my blog.

Here’s keeping my fingers crossed for all of you, and hoping you are feeding your various muses well!


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November is Picture Book Idea Month

November is Picture Book Idea Month


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!)