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Winding up November . . . NaNoWriMo, PiBoIdMo, and Picture Book Month

Winding up November . . . NaNoWriMo, PiBoIdMo, and Picture Book Month


What a month it has been . . .

We’ve celebrated National Novel Writing Month (I met my goal of 1,000+ words a day for a children’s novel. Not done yet–it still needs an ending. Yikes!), Picture Book Idea Month (30 new picture book ideas, one per day. Plus I ended up with a bonus–a draft of a new pic. book from one of my ideas.), and the month that we spread the gospel of the need for picture books: Picture Book Month. (I donated to the cause, did you?)

      Picture Book Idea Month          Picture Book Month




Please drop me a line and let me know what you did for your muse this month!  Also, don’t forget . . . midnight tonight is the deadline to enter the drawing to win a 2012 CWIM (Children’s Writers & Illustrator’s Market guide), through the generosity of Writer’s Digest Books and Chuck Sambuchino. (I’m extending the deadline by one more day . . . in case you all were too pooped from writing to enter before.)  Enter below!!! You must be a member of SCBWI-Michigan to win. I’ll pick the winner and notify him/her tomorrow, Dec. 3rd.

Ciao, all you tired writers!  Just think–now comes the fun part:  REVISIONS!

P.S.: If you’re in southeast Michigan you may want to attend a program I am doing at the Pittsfield Branch of the Ann Arbor District Library on Saturday, Dec. 10th about revision.

Go here for more info: http://www.aadl.org/events/list?id=10677 .




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Revision: are two heads better than one?

Revision: are two heads better than one?

I’m meeting this afternoon with the talented and lovely Karen Simpson (Author of Act of Grace , a book for adults.), to brainstorm a program we’ll be doing in December at the Ann Arbor District Library on revision. This has been specifically scheduled to follow NaNoWriMo — National Novel Writing Month — in November. We’re planning early, and it’s sure to be a fun program. So get it on your calendars early–especially if you are thinking of doing NaNoWriMo!!  And we’ll see . . . will two heads (authors) be better than one?


Karen’s book: