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DIANE KRESS HOWER
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Thursday, December 1, 2011
Passion for Picture Books
Today, I celebrated. PiBoldMo 2011 came to a close. It was the end of a month long challenge to come up with 30 new ideas for a picture book. In October, a critique group member brought PiBoldMo to my attention. I signed on. I love a good challenge. You can never have to many good ideas for a picture book.
What did I get from this adventure? I arrived at the end with 33 new ideas. How exciting is that? Well, for a person who is passionate about picture books, it's as exciting as a nursery full of new born babies who will blossom into unique human beings with the potential to change the world.
In addition, I have acquired a ton of inspiration from authors and illustrators, and publishing folks. If inspiration had caloric content, I would seriously would not need to eat for a long time.
I made new friends. Friends who are as passionate about picture books as I am. Children's writers and illustrators are a force of passion and caring and creativity that is unsurpassed from any group I have been a part of. And, they love to share the wealth of knowledge, inspiration, and passion. They love the art of a good picture book, and they love kids. Most of them are kids!
To continue this passion, I have invited my critique group who only focuses on picture book manuscripts to participate on my blog sharing their passion for picture books on my future posts. Then, I will offer the spot light to other PiBoldMo 2011 winners.
I would like to close with sharing my appreciation for Tara Lazar and her changing the world with her challenge. PiBoldMo Thank YOU, Tara!