Monday Writing Magic – PiBoIdMo Success!

I’m happy to say I completed Tara Lazar’s Picture Book Idea Month (PiBoIdMo).

I now have more than 30 ideas for new picture books – some good, some bad and some downright ugly!

piboidmo2013-winnerbadge-700x700The challenge: write 30 picture book ideas in 30 days

The inspiration: read 30+ posts by authors, illustrators and others who are successful in the field of kid lit.

Some days it was hard to make the time to read the post and comment…but I didn’t miss a day.

My family thought it was hysterical every time I jumped up from the dinner table and ran willy-nilly to grab my PiBoIdMo notebook and jot down a phrase or catchy book title.

True story: We moved to New Hampshire at the end of September. I’ve been reading AND telling my 5-year old grandson LOTS of stories. This morning, Jeremy could not find his mittens. We went out to the car and he crawled into the back seat. Holding up his mittens in his hand, Jeremy shouted, “Grandma…here’s a good story…’The Mystery of the Missing Mitten”.

Picture Books: A Child's POV

OH YES! I love that he is thinking so creatively. And I love that he is realizing that every day events can turn into a GREAT story. Hmmm…that sounds like a PiBoIdMo post for 2014!

If you participated in Picture Book Idea Month this year, CONGRATULATIONS!

If you didn’t, please mark your 2014 calendar RIGHT NOW so that you don’t miss out next year!

About viviankirkfield

Writer for children - Reader forever Mom of 3, educator, author of SWEET DREAMS, SARAH (Creston Books, 2018), picture book junkie, lover of travel, hiking, cooking, playing Monopoly with my 8-year old grandson and fly-fishing with my husband.

Posted on December 2, 2013, in creative writing, PiBoIdMo and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. Haha, I love your grandson’s idea! We have black holes at our house, to explain toys and other things that mysteriously disappear. I know there’s a story book waiting to be written about this theme…

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    • Oh, I love that! THE BLACK HOLE…sounds great! My grandson overheard us talking about the Medicare Prescription Plan ‘Donut-hole’…and that my husband was in it. This prompted an entire discussion about what that donut hole actually was…and what would happen if we fell into a fictional donut hole. I wrote as my grandson took turns with me, telling this wild and fantastic tale. πŸ™‚

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  2. Catherine Johnson

    Gosh he’s already a pro at alliteration lol. Brilliant!

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  3. Wow…Jeremy should join us next year in doing PiBoIdMo! it’s true – inspiration is all around, we just need to be attuned to it.

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  4. Congrats, Vivian! And it looks like you have quite the little budding writer grandson!
    Love the snowflakes
    πŸ™‚

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  5. Congrats on accomplishing PiBoIdMo, Vivian! I wish I could say I’d been as successful… but I do have all the posts saved up for when I have a minute πŸ™‚ Sounds like you’re raising a writer. I’ll look forward to reading The Mystery of the Missing Mitten! πŸ™‚

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    • A minute? Now I know what to get you for Christmas…TIME!!!!! πŸ™‚ Jeremy is home with me today…maybe we’ll work on ‘The Mystery of the Missing Mitten’.:) Challenges like PiBoIdMo and writing prompts like your Short and Sweets are like turning on the faucet of creativity. πŸ™‚

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  6. Glad that you’re filled with creative inspiration . . . and sharing it with Jeremy.

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  7. What a great true story. *wipes tear from eye* πŸ™‚ Congrats on completing PiBoIdMo! We’re BOTH winners! *fills two plastic cups with Christmas decorations on them with apple cidar* Care for a drink? πŸ˜‰

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  8. Vivian, congratulations on another great achievement!
    Love Jeremy’s title. Out of the mouths of babes. So precious.
    And you’re blessed to have him close by.

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