Monday, October 28, 2013
Tonight I cracked the cover on a new journal, one that is dedicated to my PiBoIdMo 2013 ideas and inspiration. And I put pen to paper.
So far I have three ideas in the works; and they are all focused on the same theme: getting kids to eat fruits and vegetables. I am a food writer, after all; you can see my usual work at With a Pen & a Lens. I'm just going to spend the month thinking about conveying the same ideas to a new - and much younger - audience.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Okay, I'll be the first to admit that though I love writing - and get paid to write! - and I am a parent, I don't often write for kids. Ever. Really.
I write notes to my kids, but I don't think of kids as a target audience for things that interest me: food sustainability, environmental issues, whiskey, wine, and coffee. Yes...believe it or not I just spent a month researching and writing an article about coffee. My kids listen to me ramble on about why we need to eat one way and not another, why I choose to buy chickens from one farm and not another. And I cart them along with me on research trips to visit beekeepers and learn how to roast coffee. But I don't usually think that other kids would enjoy these topics.
However, inspired by a good friend and her pledge to join the PiBoIdMo: Picture Book Idea Month - November 2013, I decided to take the plunge and see if I can complete the 30-day writing challenge and come up with daily ideas about how to write books for kids about important things such as eating fruits and vegetables. We'll see...stay tuned.
Thanks for the nudge P...like I need anything else on my plate this month!