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Love this List!

Love this List!

List of 500+ Fun, Cool and Interesting Words

Those of you who know me well know that I’m a “word-collector.” Or, rather, a “swashbuckler” of words–as is Mouseling in my upcoming book. (December, 2017)  I–We (Mouseling is my alter-ego) LOVE this list that resides on Tara Lazar’s site. It reminds me of the specialized journals I keep. One of them is just for fun words or phrases I’ve picked up while reading.  I should post a list of fun phrases. At any rate, stop by Tara Lazar’s site and check out her list of 500 fun words. And then see how many you can use in a poem or picture book.

Have fun writing!

Shutta

List of 500+ Fun, Cool and Interesting Words

Tucking In . . .

Tucking In . . .

While you’re tucking into your leftovers, take a little side trip over to Tara Lazar’s site for my Picture Book Idea Month post about how to tuck your reader into your story with a good lead!

 It’s at: http://taralazar.wordpress.com/2011/11/24/piboidmo-day-24-shutta-crum/

Enjoy!

Shutta

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!

 

Shutta

(Proud picture book writer!)