Friday, April 29, 2016

National Picture Book Writing Week - Get Ready, Get Set...May 1-7, 2016 - JOIN IN!

What is National Picture Book Writing Week? 
It's WRITING seven picture books in seven days, with your host,
author extraordinaire, Paula Yoo!
Logo artwork by Janie Bynum
She'll have wonderful guests on her blog for all of the seven days, and I am SO incredibly honored to be a part of her line up. You'll also get a chance to win prizes including a print from yours truly. :)

This year’s NaPiBoWriWee will be May 1-7, 2016 with lots of fun writing advice blogs plus Q&A’s with some special guests.

Here are the basic rules from Paula:

From Midnight May 1st (your time zone) to 11:59 PM May 7th (your time zone), you must try to write 7 picture books in 7 days. We go by the Honor Code, so you do NOT need to send me any “proof.” Please participate daily by posting a comment in my blogs. I will keep track of everyone’s names and put them all in a hat for a fun contest prize random drawing on May 8th. You are allowed to BRAINSTORM IDEAS, RESEARCH and even OUTLINE before May 1st. But absolute NO MANUSCRIPT WRITING until the big day! 

For more details on this entire event, please visit the ABOUT section of my website here:
This will be my first time trying it, I'm nervous, excited, and know I'll be a bit of a mess trying to write, write, write, as I know it is hard work, but it is incredibly exciting and I am SO pumped up for the challenge. Paula, this couldn't have happened at a better time for me and my creative journey, and I'm just so thankful to you for creating this event (since 2009!!!, congratulations!!) that helps so many writers out there keep moving forward on their creative journeys. I'm looking forward to the inspiring Q&A's that will help guide me and push me to keep that pencil to paper. THANK YOU again!

OK everyone, are you ready for the challenge? GO FOR IT and I'm cheering you all on!!! See you Sunday, May 1st! ~ Shirley


  1. I'm super excited about this and glad to be a part. It will be the perfect nudge to really dive in and write my ideas for books down! :)

  2. Cool idea. It'll be interesting to see what results. Good luck with it!


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