Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Nat'l Picture Book Writing Week

Paula Yoo has declared May 1-7th to be Nat'l Picture Book Writing Week. The goal? To write 7 picture books in 7 days.

Let's see. I have written about eight viable picture book manuscripts in total. I started writing around May of 2001. So that's eight picture books in approx eight years. Seven in seven days? No problem.

For those of you who want to participate, go to Paula Yoo's blog to register and read the rules.

10 comments:

Solvang Sherrie said...

You are going to do this, aren't you? I can't wait to hear what you come up with :^)

Kimberly Zook said...

WOW! This is quite a challenge. My ideas for books may be many, but whether or not they are worthy of anyone reading other than me is another story. Still, this might get my creative juices flowing. Thanks for the link!

Kelly H-Y said...

Hee, hee! Too funny! Maybe you can edit the ones you've already got during the 7 days and call it good! Then you'll be right on track! :-) I think that's what I may be doing!

Corey Schwartz said...

Oh, yeah, Sherrie. I'm doing it! If I end up with one viable idea at the end of the week, it will be worthwhile!

Rebecca said...

Go Corey! I know you've got it in you.

Katie said...

Did she forget that pic books are the hardest to actually write? It should be ONE in 8 days...

beth said...

Hmmm...does it seem to you that she's trying to make it out that picture books are easy to write? That was my first impression.

Corey Schwartz said...

No, she does put this caveat on her blog: This is NOT to say writing a picture book is easy. On the contrary, it's EXTREMELY difficult and challenging to write a complete story with a beginning, middle, and end, an original plot line, and a unique character with a compelling voice for the picture book genre.

beth said...

Oh, good! I was hoping that she wasn't being dismissive of it! :) And thanks for replying--I was thinking about that all day!

(Guess I could have just gone on her website and looked for myself, but I somehow didn't think of it!)

Corey Schwartz said...

No prob. I usually don't reply in my own comment section because I am afraid no one will come back to read it!