Friday, November 2, 2012
Day Two - PiBoIdMo 2012
It is day two of Picture Book Idea Month!
Do I have two ideas yet?
Yes. I came up with one idea last night and three today! Yah!
How do you come up with ideas?
Be aware of everything around you. Don't let anything pass by unnoticed.
Watch television. Watch the channels geared towards kids and watch channels such as Discover, History and National Geographic. Take a walk, go to the park or playground, go into the woods.
Make a list of the different kinds of picture books, such as . . .
lift the flap books, novelty books
counting books, abc books, books about colors, books about shapes
biography picture books for older children
non-fiction picture books (they say these are sometimes easier to sell)
What interests you? What are you familiar with? What do you want to know more about?
Ask what if?
Do you think everything has been written about?
Yes I think everything has been written about, so you have to put a new spin on a old topic and make it unique.
Anyone have any ideas to share?
Posted by Janet F. Smart on Creative Writing in the Blackberry Patch.