2018 ALREADY?

There are a lot of things I don’t understand–quantum physics spring to mind–but in the top five, I’d have to include time. Or rather, how time speeds up the older we get.

What is up with that?

Anyway, in the interest of saving what apparently little time I’ll have in 2018, I’m cutting right to the chase: Storystorm.

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Storystorm, a month-long brainstorming event, happens in a couple of different places. First, check out the inspiring daily posts over at Tara Lazar’s blog. Then in whatever place you brainstorm, think up your ideas and for heaven’s sake, write ’em down.

That’s it. Except to add that it’s an amazing tool. Last year, when writing didn’t come so easily to me, ideas would pop up, and so Storystorm was perfect. Later in the year, when that little nudge to write came along, I pulled out my idea sheet.

Yep, it was just one sheet. But from that sheet eventually came an entire middle grade manuscript and an outline for another middle grade. So that’s what I wanted to share with you, that it’s not just about picture book ideas (though most of the blog posts will feature PB authors). It’s a great tool for generating ideas for whatever you write.

And that’s it, y’all, ’cause time’s a-wasting and I’ve got work to do! (Unless you can answer that whole time question. In which case, I’ll take a minute or two to read it!)

 

 

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13 thoughts on “2018 ALREADY?

  1. Cathy–I’m with you. When I was a kid, the summer would be so long, I was actually bored and looking forward to school starting (in September, mind you, after roaming through the neighborhood for all of June, July and August…none of this June and July and summer is over stuff). Now, I blink my eye and summer is completely over.

    I’ll have to check this out. I’m always at a loss for ideas…

  2. You are a wealth of information and inspiration. I like the idea of building upon your thoughts and jotting ideas. Going to visit the blog you mentioned.

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