Check out the inspirational ideas during PiBoldMo – Picture Book Idea Month

Just before November kicked off,  I mentioned that I had just found out about a great idea – PiBoldMo  (Picture Book Idea Month)  – founded by children’s author Tara Lazar. I immediately signed up.

Here’s Tara’s lovely logo designed by Bonnie Adamson.

I just love the idea of the PiBoIdMo challenge  – to create 30 new picture book ideas in 30 days.  No manuscript, just ideas – could be a word, a character, a story line – whatever.  Perfect for the children’s book writer who wonders why novel writers should have all the fun with NaNoWriMo – this is what inspired Tara to start PiBoldMo.

At Day 14, I already have a number of ideas, and the creative juices are still flowing.

Even if you didn’t register,  I strongly suggest that you pay a daily visit  to Tara’s site during the month of November  Each day a guest blogger shares inspirational ideas.

The idea behind PiBoldMo is a lot like the inspiration behind NaNoWriMo – where you don’t actually have to wait for November to do it. You can use any month you like  that fits in with your life.  However, sometimes we work better when to a deadline (though doesn’t always suit some). But being involved with others at the same time can be very inspirational, generating the creativity.  As well, as being a lot of fun.

So the objective of PiBoldMo is, by  the end of the month, to have a folder of ideas that you can work on in the ensuing weeks/ months.   And being officially involved in PiBoldMo has a further bonus – Tara has organised  great prizes (but you had to register to be in the running).

Anyway, I’m off. Another idea has just catapulted into my head. Whoops, so has another – they have just collided.

Have an inspirational week.

Don’t forget to check out Tara’s site


About Helen Ross

Welcome to my creative world. I have many passions; some of which I write about in my blog posts. I have a quirky sense of humour, and dance to the beat of my own drum. Thanks for dropping by and hope you visit again soon. I always have tea, coffee, wine and cake.
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4 Responses to Check out the inspirational ideas during PiBoldMo – Picture Book Idea Month

  1. Judi Stroud says:

    Great post Helen -love your ideas, you’ve inspired me.

    • Helen Ross says:

      Hi Judi, Thanks for dropping by. The wonderful idea behind PiBoldMo was founded by children’s writer Tara Lazar. Tara put together the concept, and the guest bloggers that she has lined up for the month of November have been nothing short of inspirational, full of great ideas for developing ideas for picture books. Helen

  2. johnlmalone says:

    thanks Helen for reminding me about this — I had forgotten. I will visit Tara’s website right now

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