November: PiBoIdMo, NaNoWriMo, Word by Word Book Club

Just a quick note about some fun writing opportunities that go on in November:


1) Picture Book Idea Month (PiBoIdMo): 

This 30 challenge is run by Tara Lazar.  The aim of PiBoIdMo is to write a picture book idea a day, each day for the month of November.  These ideas can include brief character ideas, setting ideas, topic ideas, title ideas, or whole story ideas.  By the end of the month, you should then have a whole list of ideas to choose from and develop.

Click here to go to registration if you are interested:


2) National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo): 

This challenge aims to have you write everyday for the month of November to get at least a (sh***y) first draft of 50, 000 words out and done.  It’s not supposed to be good.  It’s about down and dirty writing.  But at the end you should have a first draft…(to burn if that is all that can be done with it but at least you know then that you can do it).  So rev up your creativity and let it go unchecked!

Click here for more info and to register if interested:

Word by Word Book club

3) Word by Word Book Club (on Facebook): This on-line book club isn’t just in November but since I was writing about the other two I thought I might throw it in.  This is a Facebook group I belong where we study books on writing.  Currently we are reading Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott.  It’s a good motivator because it gets me reading craft books and there are great discussions about the chapters.

Here’s the link to the book club:!/groups/536519409761124/


So I hope you’ll join me.  I’m going to be jumping on the band wagons even with a broken/dead computer.  If I can’t solve the tech problem, I may just have to go old school and pull out the pen and notebook!

Happy Writing everyone!



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