Posted by: Kathy Temean | January 18, 2011

A Nanowrimo For Picture Books

Basically this is a Nanowrimo for picture book writers. (After all, we don’t want those novel-writers to have all the fun, right?)

We’ll each write 26 picture books during the month, essentially one per day. Since February has 28 days, this leaves you two well-deserved rest days.

Picture Book Marathon

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Where a picture book is worth a thousand words….

Marathon n. 1. a long-distance race. 2. a race of about 26 miles. 3. a month, during which children’s writers compose one picture book each day until they have written 26 picture books. Several rest days allowed!
Run, run, as fast as you can….the 2011 Picture Book Marathon is about to start!

There’s no cost to join, and we won’t release your email to anyone. The marathon is designed as a motivational tool to jumpstart your writing (and/or illustrating!).

Last year’s marathon participants ranged from beginning to experienced. What you do need for a successful “run” is commitment. 
A picture book is here defined as (1) a story or narrative, (2) with a beginning, middle, and end, (3) for children, and (4) intended to be illustrated. Remember these are likely to be rough, rough drafts.

Training starts mid January, and the marathon begins February 1. Deadline for signup is January 30. If you participated last year you’ll be automatically signed up, unless you let us know otherwise. Want to join us? Send an email to:  Marathon “training” emails will start in mid-January for folks who sign up.


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