Monday, November 12, 2012

PiBoIdMo Update and Story Starter

It is almost the middle of the month. Already! Can you believe it?

Time flies when you're having fun. Right?

I was behind on my picture book ideas, until this morning when I woke up with four new ideas. Now on November 12th, I have 13 picture book ideas!
Whew, I am caught up and one day ahead of the game.

How are you doing this month?

Just a reminder, be sure to keep popping in over at Tara's blog and read her posts. They give you inspiration and great ideas. And remember, to be eligible for some of the prizes, you have to comment on the posts.

I know, I know some people don't like to comment. But just like with writing, you have to put forth effort to get the results you want.

This month we are only having to come up with titles or ideas for future picture books.
But if anything is to come of our ideas, we will later have to put forth a little effort and polish those ideas into magnificent manuscripts.

What do the four crows have to do with this post? They are a story starter.

Can anyone come up with a story idea using the crows as an inspiration?

How about - a non fiction book about farm animals or Four Hungry Crows, which one will get up the courage to face the scarecrow and get supper for the family.

You know I think I just might use that last idea and add it to my list for November. Now I have 14 ideas. See, you never know when an idea will swoop down and land on your shoulder. Always be ready to grab hold of them and write them down before they fly away.

Any ideas to share? Comment and share your ideas or just give a little inspiration to fellow writers.

Posted by Janet F. Smart on Creative Writing in the Blackberry Patch.


  1. lol I don't know if I could come up with a starter...not imaginative enough for children's books. LOL

    I can't believe how fast time goes. It scares me a little.

  2. Great post. I have the day off and just realized it is the 12th already and I have family coming for the holidays next week. Yikes and hooray at the same time.

    I love the crows and your story idea. I can hardly wait to read it. Happy Veteran's Day! -Q

  3. If I were to write about crows, they would be the villains. I adore birds, most birds anyway. But crows have a nasty screech that wakes me all too often and usually much too early on summer mornings. Thankfully the other birds sing me back to sleep. :-)

  4. Well I'm a day late but no words about the crows.. I'll think a while on Blessings

  5. One of the things I love about ideas is that a really juicy one can come at any time.

  6. Wow, Janet! This is fantastic getting 13 ideas for stories. You are an inspiration to all of us. I'm so glad you share your ideas. This is a wonderful blog.
    I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!


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