Week of September 18: Writer, Examine Thyself
Quotes of the week:
If things look hopeless, look and see if you aren’t facing the wrong direction.
Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it.
—Lucy Maud Montgomery
Perhaps I’m wrong, but I sense people (picture book writers in particular) are feeling down these days. The excitement of summer conferences is over, Borders actually did close its doors, and our routines of school and work are back in full swing. We’ve mailed or emailed off manuscripts to all the editors and agents we met during the summer and they have yet to respond. Oh, woe, are we.
So this week I am sharing 50 tasks, questions, ideas, suggestions, and commands to get you off the woe-train and back yelling, “Woo-whoo!” So jump on the Picture This! train and let’s hit the rails.
Monday—10 Ways to Get Out of Your Writing Funk
Tuesday—10 Tasks to Help You Find Daily Inspiration
Wednesday—10 Questions to Ask Yourself
Thursday—10 Never-before-seen Story-starters to Spark Your Writing
Friday—10 Commandments for Writers