©2015 Photo by Carol Munro
Leave it to me to turn today’s word – reading – into writing. My photo below is all about writing. It’s a book I created in cahoots with women in my writing group. We had spent a morning writing in an art gallery where one woman from our group, Lucy Mueller Young, was exhibiting her paintings and sculptures. This book includes the rough drafts of what we had written at the gallery, along with photos of the work Lucy had exhibited. The book, created as a keepsake of that morning, was given to Lucy before she moved to Vermont.
©2015 Photo by Carol Munro
Photo prompt: Reading
Writing prompt: What does reading turn into for you? The reading of a will might turn you from pauper to tax-bracket hopper. Reading an obit? Or a David Mamet play? Or a funny picture book to a giggly child? Think about the reading experiences you’ve had and how it changed you (for the moment or forever). Pick one and let your main character go there. Or write a poem about the experience. Go. Write. Have fun.
For more info about the photo challenge, go here: Suzannah Conway’s August Break, 2015.
Photo and writing prompt. © Carol Munro, 2015
Have I met my goals for the month of April? Yes and no. Not many picture books read (only 17), though I did find six I love (and four I didn’t like at all, which will not be named here).
- A CHRISTMAS TREE FOR PYN by Olivier Dunrea, 2011, Philomel Books (Penguin Young Readers Group)
- AN ANNOYING ABC by Barbara Bottner, illustrated by Michael Emberley, 2011, Alfred A. Knopf (Random House Children’s Books)
- THE ICIEST, DICIEST, SCARIEST SLED RIDE EVER by Rebecca Rule, illustrated by Jennifer Thermes, 2012, Islandport Press
- LITTLE BIRD by Germano Zullo, illustrated by Albertine, 2012, Enchanted Lion Books
- THE LONELY BOOK by Kate Bernheimer, illustrated by Chris Sheban, 2012, Schwartz & Wade (Random House Children’s Books)
- THOSE DARN SQUIRRELS FLY SOUTH by Adam Rubin, illustrated by Daniel Salmieri, 2012, Clarion Books
One of my picture book drafts is about this creature, Periwinkle the Elemoose, created by my artist friend
Lucy Mueller Young.
Ain’t she a darling little sweetheart?
(c) 2013 Photo by Carol Munro
And while the month was full of appointments, yard work, and planting the garden, I did find time for lots of writing for clients and myself (yay!), which includes two new picture books drafts (double yay!) and some guest blogging. I also edited one manuscript and submitted two.
Marci Flinchum Atkin’s We’re All in This Together blog series continued with two posts this weekend about Books that Impact Writers. What are my two favorites? Go here and scroll down.
One final thing. If you read an earlier post, you know I love ONE by Kathryn Otoshi. My friend Alayne Kay Christian will soon post an interview with KO on her blog. Stay tuned. I’ll post the link so you can read how this gutsy and talented woman publishes her own books with such outstanding quality.