Friday, January 22, 2010

Picture Book Marathon

Join us as we "run" a Picture Book Marathon in February. Basically this is a Nanowrimo for picture book writers. You may have seen our article in the Nov/Dec issue of SCBWI's Bulletin.

There is no cost to join, we won’t release your email to anyone, and you won’t need to publicly post your work. The marathon is designed as a motivational tool and to jumpstart your writing.

Each person will write 26 picture books during the month, one per day. Since February has 28 days, this leaves you two rest days. We suggest you save at least one of those to "treat" yourself during the last week.

In January we've been sending out "training" tips for folks who signed up for the marathon. Once we start "running" on February 1st, we'll all communicate via the blog which will be only available to other "runners." So far over one hundred writers are "marathoning," some from as far away as Australia and Moscow, Russia!

Visit our website for more details and to sign up. The deadline to join is January 29.

Happy writing!

Jean Reagan and Lora Koehler

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