PiBoIdMo: Play and Create!

So happy to be blogging with Eastern PA SCBWI!

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By Lindsay Bandy

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Did you participate in Picture Book Idea Month (PiBoIdMo)? If you did, and you have 30 ideas, hooray for you! But, even if you’re just kicking a couple of ideas around in your mind, here is my advice on what to do next:

Make a playdate!

In her book “Smart Moves: Why Learning is Not All in Your Head,” Carla Hannaford says,  “The human urge to create comes from the play impulse.”

For me, the most inspiring of the PiBoIdMo daily blog posts was Day 8: Mike Allegra’s “The Play’s the Thing.” I think as writers, we are aware that our work is also our play. But I would encourage you to find a kid or two and let them play with your ideas with you. Nothing makes a kid feel more important than having a grown-up need their help. Being an author’s helper is pretty…

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