This is day three of PiBoIdMo and already it’s been so fantastic. The posts have been so helpful for coming up with ideas. Even if you aren’t a writer yourself and you are a teacher, you can get some great ideas to use with your student writers for brainstorming ideas. In fact, I highly recommend and encourage it. It’s an entire month of published authors giving you free advice for brainstorming ideas. What better advice can you get for writing?
So during this month, I’ll be posting about brainstorming, discovering, and coming up with ideas.
Two years ago I joined Pinterest, yet kept saying I really don’t understand what it is.
For those of you, who don’t know, I would just recommend joining and exploring and then prepare to be addicted.
If you are a teacher, writer, creator of anything, crafty person, chef, mom, or just human in general, you will want to join. You can visually get so many ideas for anything you want!
But I’m just going to focus on using Pinterest for Inspiration for Writers. Two years ago, when I was writing a screenplay, I started developing visual boards for the different settings in my screenplay.
There was a Florist Shop, and a Cakery and it was all set in Brooklyn. I started collecting different images so I had inspiration to draw from when writing the scenes.
But just recently, I started a board called Inspiration and just started pinning pictures and images of things that could someday spark an idea for a picture book. And not surprisingly, there are other artists and creatives out there that do the same thing.
Feel free to explore my board Inspiration on Pinterest. (But be careful because it’s really addicting and you may want to start pinning them yourself.)
You can also get specific and be inspired by boards such as: Character or Setting.
Search Character or Character Design or Character Illustration
Or try searching for Setting.
Search Setting for Books or Setting for Story.
How many new ideas can you come up with simply by searching Pinterest?
We are so excited to be mixing things up at CBA, beginning with some delicious additions to the Blogfish. Meet our awesome new bloggers!!
Here's our lineup:
1st Mondays begin with Clear Fork/Spork editor/art director, former agent and former kidlit professor Mira Reisberg PhD who is also the Director of the Children's Book Academy.
2nd Mondays will feature super smart Melissa Stoller whose career is taking off with several new books.
3rd Mondays will feature Bryan Patrick Avery, published writer, man of mystery, and professional magician among other things.
4th Mondays will feature the fabulous debut author/illustrator Maggie Brown.
And 5th Mondays will feature a surprise reprise from over nine years of archives.