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  • November 6th, 2009 | 8:47 AM
Friday Five - A random link edition

Friday Five

1. Tara Lazar had a great idea for the month of November - help picture book authors come up with one new idea per day. She's invited some friends to come help with
PiBoldMo with guest blogs. Today it's my turn. Pop on over and take a peek at where I get some of my ideas.

2. Becky Levine has a thoughtful post on her first attempt to write a picture book. I think it's worth you stopping by.

3. Sherwood Smith (aka sartoris ) has a great post on Writers and Creativity.Her posts are the sort I always have to read several times because they make me think.

4. Have you been following the fun of the Exquisite Corpse Adventure? You might be surprised to see which top tier kidlit authors are a part of this online writing project.

5. Over at thru_the_booth you can read
about Author Debby Dahl Edwardson and her approach to writing with sensory details. Debby's new book, Blessing's Bead, an artic tale that will take your breath away, will be released by Farrar, Straus and Giroux next week. Spend some time over at the TollBooth. They've been talking about sensory details all week.

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November 6th, 2009 05:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the links. Love Becky's post, and your idea box is great :)!

Edited at 2009-11-06 05:44 pm (UTC)
November 6th, 2009 06:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the link, Susan!
November 6th, 2009 08:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the connections. So much going on in the world of writing for young readers.

November 9th, 2009 11:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks for guest blogging for PiBoIdMo. Love love love the idea box...and it gave me a wonderful high-concept hook for a picture book! (I did not mean to rhyme.)

The sensory detail posts on Thru the Tollboth are cool, thanks!
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