PiBoIdMo 2013 is almost here!

October 25, 2013

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It’s that time of year again!

After the last zombie has shambled off and your post-Halloween sugar level has evened out, what’s next!

Thanksgiving, you ask? Why no, not quite yet, (let’s not get ahead of ourselves.) You see, well before Turkey Day hits it’ll be time for “Picture Book Idea Month” or PiBoIdMo, starting November 1 until the 30th, hosted by Tara Lazar over at “Writing for Kids (While Raising Them).”

The plan is to come up with an idea for a picture book every day of the month of November. It can be a fully fleshed out plot, a snippet of a concept, maybe it’s simply a title. As long as it’s an idea. Along the way there will be daily inspirational posts from industry folk over at WFKWRT and a whole community of participants on the Facebook discussion group, rooting each other on.

In a perfect world all participants will have 30 picture book ideas at the end of 30 days. But you might simply get to 20 or maybe only 15. But you’ll have 15 more ideas than you might have had otherwise, right?

30 ideas! How fantastic would that be? What you do with them afterwards is up to you, but what a great springboard of creativity! Why should the NaMoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) peeps have all the fun, right?

Anywho, I’m giving it a whirl for the third year in a row and I’m pumped!  Wish me luck and maybe I’ll see some of you out there in PiBoIdMo-land!

If y’all would like to know more about PiBoIdMO come by here and check it out.

P.S. The adorable, official PiBoIdMo art was created by the talented Joyce Wan.

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3 Responses to “PiBoIdMo 2013 is almost here!”


  1. Linda,
    I wanted you to know what a help you have been to me in 2013.
    When I participated in PiBoIdMo for the first time last year, I also tried my hand at SkADaMo. I didn’t post every day, but I included drawings in my PiBo notebook. It tripled my creativity.
    When the month was over, I continued warming up (almost) every day. My SkADa became the place where I experimented or challenged myself for just a few minutes before getting down to business. I can’t imagine working any other way now.
    So whether you host a SkADaMo this year or not, I say thank-you.

    • sketched out Says:

      That is so sweet of you to say, Joanne! I’m glad that you were so inspired. Inspiration is the most important and often the most difficult thing to get your hands on! Any way we can acquire it is a good thing!

      I’ll be posting something very soon about SkADaMo 2013. It’s a very casual thing, no sign ups or anything, but I will have a new badge and I’ll, again, post a list of participants names so we can root each other on!

      Happy writing and sketching to you!


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