EllyMarks

Fluffy Toddler Bunny

*
260 Posts
Karma: +32/-1
At the time I'm posting this it's five days until the end of PiBoIdMo 2014, which is Picture Book Idea Month! Unlike NaNoWriMo, this is just about listing ideas for picture books: one a day, and it doesn't have to be a good idea. Winners are awarded on the honor system.

I've got 30 listed out, and I suppose the main take-away from this exercise is if you have just one idea worth developing, then great! And I do have one on the list that I do really like because it's originally mine! :)

I don't know, though, the rest are...retellings. Since I draw, too, I tell myself that this is still going to get me doing something artistically expressive. I tried to remember stories that maybe most other people don't have much access to. For example, my mother was a ballerina, so I know about Giselle and Coppelia, and even had picture books for Coppelia and The Nutcracker and I read those before I saw them onstage. I preferred the picture book versions. (Was that my mother doing a pirouette in her grave? Yes, I think it was. Sorry, Mom!)

So, anyway, my list has some ballets in there. Also, some Child Ballads that aren't for children. I guess I'm just not an idea person! ;P

Anyone else on PiBoIdMo?

 

Bunny

Marketing Team

*
6,253 Posts
Karma: +94/-1
Omg that sounds like so much fun. Seriously! Wish I knew so I could have done it too :D.

 

EllyMarks

Fluffy Toddler Bunny

*
260 Posts
Karma: +32/-1
The month isn't over yet! You can still jump in with jotting 10 picture book ideas for the next three days. :)

Funny thing is that I feel like I'm late to PiBoIdMo even though I started listing ideas early in the month, because I never actually checked the Facebook group that I joined! I would have seen people sharing interesting stories about how to get ideas, and maybe I would have gotten slightly more creative than 25 Child Ballads that aren't for children. Oh, well. Next year, and until then: 30 prompts for lots and lots of drawings!

 



More on the Author


Members Avatar

Membership Info
Elly Marks (EllyMarks) is a Just Creative who has made 260 posts since joining Creative Burrow on 01:25am Wed, Feb 26, 2014. EllyMarks was invited by no one.

About EllyMarks
I will write a bio for my profile soon!

Writing Style
speculative fiction, song lyrics

Other Works by this Author
Coming Soon