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Hello everyone! November will soon be here and that means it's almost time for Picture Book Idea Month!

For those of you unfamiliar with the event....

Picture Book Idea Month (PiBoIdMo) is a November writing challenge specifically for picture book writers. Unlike the NaNoWriMo challenge for novelists, PiBoIdMo participants don’t have to write a manuscript (but you can if the mood strikes!). The challenge is to create 30 new picture book story ideas in 30 days. Those who do are eligible for prizes at the end of the month, like a consultation with a literary agent, signed original art, autographed picture books, and story critiques. And everyone wins this prize: a fat file of ideas to help inspire your stories throughout the year.

To help participants with this journey, I post a daily guest blog from an author, illustrator, editor or other picture book professional.

FYI, here's who I've booked thus far:

Kelly DiPucchio
Tammi Sauer
Robert Weinstock
Aaron Reynolds
Ward Jenkins
Deb Lund
Debbie Ohi

...and many more. If you have any suggestions for folks you'd like to see guest blogging, please let me know! I'm booking up the final slots.

Sign up will begin on my blog on October 24th, with a week of pre-PiBo festivities.

See you then!

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#1 - September 16, 2012, 07:19 AM
« Last Edit: September 16, 2012, 12:14 PM by taralazar »
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 :yay

I love PiBoIdMo!  I'm looking forward to it! :writing3 :typing

:yourock
#2 - September 16, 2012, 07:46 AM
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Can't wait!
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#3 - September 16, 2012, 09:36 AM
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I fell way short of 30 last year, but it was still so much fun! I'm definitely going to do it!
#4 - September 16, 2012, 09:39 AM
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THE BOOK DRAGON, Sterling, October 2, 2018
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Oooo how fun! Count me in :)
#5 - September 16, 2012, 03:07 PM
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Oh snap. Can't wait!
#6 - September 16, 2012, 06:36 PM
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 :yay Love PiBoIdMo!!  :yay
#7 - September 17, 2012, 07:35 AM

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Looking forward to another great year of ideas! Thanks for hosting such a wonderful event, Tara!
#8 - September 17, 2012, 09:49 AM
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Count me in, Tara! I've learned so much from this event. Thanks for all your efforts:)

Hugs, Cali
#9 - September 17, 2012, 10:26 AM

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I'd love to try this, Tara. I've been pulled away from writing the last few weeks and anxious to dive back in with some fresh ideas soon. I understand it works on the honor system...so is there anything we have to do (publicly) to participate? Thanks for all your hard work, hosting this event!  :)
#10 - September 17, 2012, 04:52 PM
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Yes, it's honor system....BUT....you must register within the first week and then confirm (take the 30-idea pledge) at the end of the month. If you don't register AND confirm, you aren't eligible for the big prizes. (There's often other prizes in daily posts.)

Don't worry, I'll give you plenty of reminder to do so!
#11 - September 19, 2012, 07:49 PM
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Can't wait! I've turned so many of my PiBoIdMo ideas into manuscripts!!!  :yay

Thanks for hosting this again!!! Hugs, Jodi  :love4:
#12 - September 19, 2012, 08:06 PM
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Looking forward to it, Tara!
#13 - September 20, 2012, 07:06 AM
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Thanks so much for doing this again, Tara. I'm really looking forward to it!
#14 - September 22, 2012, 07:17 PM
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I'm looking forward to it as well!  The PB I just sold came out of my 2010 participation in PiBoIdMo!
#15 - September 23, 2012, 06:39 AM
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OK.....so......

I have secured three agents already for PiBoIdMo grand prizes:

Teresa Kietlinski, Prospect Agency
Ammi-Joan Paquette, Erin Murphy Literary Agency
Marietta B. Zacker, Nancy Gallt Literary Agency

And since the last few years I've always had three agents, this year I'm extending it to FIVE. So I'm on the agent prowl...
#16 - September 23, 2012, 07:48 PM
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I am onboard this year. SOOOO looking forward to it.
#17 - September 23, 2012, 08:06 PM

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Just got a HUGE picture book personality to guest blog. My mind  is BLOWN. This year's list of guests is lookin' pretty spectacular!

And there's at least four PiBoIdMo success stories that will be revealed.
#18 - September 24, 2012, 02:18 PM
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Looking forward to this !
#19 - September 24, 2012, 04:01 PM

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Hey everyone, the PiBoIdMo 2012 line-up is....well, up!

http://taralazar.com/2012/10/01/piboidmo-2012-guest-bloggers-and-mascot/
#20 - October 01, 2012, 06:45 AM
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This will be my first year participating - can't wait :)
#21 - October 01, 2012, 06:52 AM
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I love that you started this Tara. It is a great idea... and I'm pretty sure you're famous for it in the kid writers world... deservedly so.
#22 - October 01, 2012, 10:36 AM
THE BOY PROBLEM, Scholastic 2014
THE BOY PROJECT, Scholastic 2012

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Thanks, Kami.

It was an idea borne out of boredom and jealousy...I saw all my novel-writing friends having a blast in November and wanted to be in on the fun (but didn't want to write 50,000 words to do so!). So I challenged myself to 30-ideas-in-30-days in 2008 and put it on my blog in 2009. I thought *maybe* 10 people would join me, mostly those in my crit group! I had *no idea* it would get to be this popular!

I'm grateful to all who participate! I wouldn't do it without your enthusiasm.

I have made so many great friends every year via PiBoIdMo. Can't imagine what I'd do without it now.

 :yay
#23 - October 01, 2012, 07:56 PM
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This contest sounds right up my alley! I have almost series planned out in my head with characters and titles and loose plots...is this something that would be good for that, or should I keep these ideas I hope to have published later to myself and come up with new PB ideas for this contest?
 
 
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#24 - October 03, 2012, 08:31 PM

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I can't wait!  PiBoIdMo has inspired so many amazing ideas for me.  Thanks so much for all you do to help us keep the picture book ideas coming, Tara. It's amazing how the ideas start flooding in once you get used to looking for them daily.
#25 - October 03, 2012, 09:05 PM

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This contest sounds right up my alley! I have almost series planned out in my head with characters and titles and loose plots...is this something that would be good for that, or should I keep these ideas I hope to have published later to myself and come up with new PB ideas for this contest?

Alice, PiBoIdMo is for completely fresh, new ideas. You might think of new stories/situations for your series, but you can cannot count old ideas in your November PiBoIdMo idea tally.
#26 - October 04, 2012, 10:52 AM
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Thanks Tara (:
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All signed up and ready to go. Thank you!
#29 - October 24, 2012, 11:57 AM
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