Here’s a blog that will keep you up on the latest news in creativity. Today’s post discusses the importance of commitment. Too often, we put everything else first.
Annual November creativity challenges such as Picture Book Idea Month give us permission to put our creative lives front and center. The resulting excitement inevitably spills out into the rest of the year.
How to Commit to Your Creativity | The Creativity Post.
If you didn’t register for Picture Book Idea Month, or you have not been following the great discussions on the group’s Facebook page, you can still benefit from the great advice and inspiration connected with the event. Go to Tara’s blog and look for the list of guest bloggers. Each is a link, and each post is a treasure for picture book writers.
The link below will take you to the blog.
PiBoIdMo « Writing for Kids (While Raising Them).
For picture book writers and illustrators, here’s a great post about one artist’s quest to find her personal style. It includes some ideas that worked for her, and some may work for you too.
From Jen’s Pen…: #PiBoIdMo & #SkADaMo Week 1 – Mad Woman On A Mission.
Here are some hints about structure and plot from picture book author Tammi Sauer. Most articles about plotting are for novelists. Actually, the basic advice isn’t that much different. There are, of course, fewer characters and no subplots.
PiBoIdMo Day 7: Every Day Tammi Sauer is Structurin’ « Writing for Kids (While Raising Them).
Inspiration for Picture Book Idea Month! Here’s an interview with Lisa Anchin.
Illustrator Saturday – Lisa Anchin « Writing and Illustrating.