Friday, February 7, 2014

A Quarter of the Way There....

My tea bag tag this morning said "chances multiply when you grab them." So do ideas, and, particularly relevant this month, picture book ideas. Don't let them float away looking for another home (or if you do, send them here!). Grab those fleeting ideas and see what you can make of them.
  In the book Smarter Than You Think; How Technology is Changing our Minds for the Better, Clive Thompson quotes science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon as saying "Ninety percent of everything is crap." Which may be true, or at least partially so; what you hope to achieve, by doing the Picture Book Marathon, is to write through that 90% to the 10% that is gold.
  It gets harder as you go because you've already grabbed the low-hanging fruit. Now you have to reach higher, or dig deeper.
  So, grab those ideas as they float by, and dig deeper for the gold!
A story starter: think of a child you know, and write a story especially for them.


  1. I had surgery this morning and when I arrived home all groggy to my own bed I thought I would be sleeping for days and instead here I am awake the following morning so I was expecting not to be writing a story with my body full of anaesthetic and my brain full of cotton but I did and I love it. When I eventually fall asleep and wake up again I will reread what I wrote to see if I still love it. giggle 7 in 7 PBs so far

  2. Wow, even if you don't love it that's impressive. But I hope you do!