Monday, November 14, 2011

Monday idea: Photo prompt for PiBoIdMo



Here's your Monday photo prompt for Picture Book Idea Month.

This guest photo prompt is courtesy of Karen S. Elliott - The Word Shark.

Karen also has a fun contest going on at her blog called The "Paint the Writer's Wagon" Contest. She lives in Minot, North Dakota. She lost her home to the floods almost five months ago. She just recently moved into this FEMA box. There are prizes for the best entry, but you know I think helping Karen spruce up her new digs (even if it's just on paper) is a great idea.

You'll find another photo prompt on Facebook too.

On Wednesday, children's book author and freelance writer Julie Hedlund from Write Up My Life will visit to talk about voice in picture books.

If you aren't familiar with Julie's website, take time to visit. She has a "How I got My Agent" Series with fun interviews and helpful information. She has a sidebar filled with links. And, every Sunday she posts a "Gratitude Sunday" post filled with little and big moments and end with a question:  What are you grateful for this week?

So, how are your picture book ideas flowing so far during the challenge? Or, how is NaNoWriMo treating you? I hope your Monday is filled with ideas.

13 comments:

  1. Hey! I know those car washing dudes! I was so pleased when I opened this blog and saw my son and grandson Shawn washing the van! How cool. Stacy - you rock and roll, girl. Thanks for the plug on my contest. I didn't expect that at all! Love Hedlund, too - going there now.

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  2. How cute!!! And what a great idea for a Blog. Karen rocks and knows what she's doing! Thank You Stacy for sharing!

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  3. I hopped over to your friend's blog and wow, that is one very plain trailer!

    Looking forward to Julie's voice post - thanks for mentioning it.

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  4. Thanks for sharing the photo @Karen. It gave me an idea this morning for a story. Yes @Dr. Clune I agree Karen rocks. @Covetcat - Totally plain. I wish I could conjure up some talent to spruce it up for her.

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  5. Great pic - I'm already thinking, "You missed a spot!" Karen's contest looks fun, but I wouldn't even begin to know how to doctor a photograph as she suggests, so I'm out. I'm a big fan of Julie's blog, so I'm looking forward to her visit :)

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  6. Thanks Stacy! Can't wait for my guest post. Putting the final flourishes on it now. I hope your readers will enjoy it.

    I will also check out Karen's site - thanks for sharing!

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  7. Great photo Karen. Obviously Shawn is a clean shark:) Looking forward to the interview with Julie. Will check out her blog.

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  8. Great photo!
    I'm still chugging along with NaNo, more than half way thru, but just started feeling that middle slump. But,I am determined to finish before Thanksgiving!!

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  9. How difficult to move into a tiny space--especially with winter bearing down! My heart goes out to her. I'm sure she'll get lots of inspiration!

    ~Debbie

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  10. Loving your photo prompts, Stacy. Managements is in this little guy's future. I'm a regular at Julie's blog so very much looking forward to her guest post here. Thanks.

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  11. Great picture Stacy. It must be warm there judging by the jandals/flip flops whatever you guys call them (I keep moving the name changes every time I move lol)

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  12. NaNo is coming along well for me, although I'm a tad behind because yesterday my hubby took the day off from work. That meant I got no writing done. It was worth it, though :)

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  13. Glad to hear about the NaNo progress and the inspiration from Karen's photo.
    And Lynda, so cool your hubby could spend the day with you. I'm sure you'll catch up.

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