Here on Blueberry Hill Spring thinks it’s coming ahead of schedule! The weatherfolk are forecasting 71 degrees for today – practically unheard of around here on March 9! The sun is shining, the geese are returning, and the cardinals (the cardinals!) are singing from the blackberry patch already!
Phyllis is working on her tan… 🙂
All this springiness is making me feel like doing something new and different, something exciting and fun, so I’d like to take this opportunity to ask you if there’s anything in particular I can do for you?
Is there a new feature you’d love to see on this picture book writing blog?
Is there an old feature you’d like to see brushed off and brought back?
What would help you the most in your picture book writing and reading pursuits? (And I direct this question not just to writers, but also to teachers, and parents – anyone who spends a lot of time with picture books on a daily basis 🙂 )
If you’ve got any bright ideas, please share them below in the comments and I’ll do my best to accommodate!
I am (hopefully) getting close to having my newsletter ready (more news on that as it develops), and I’m hoping you’re going to find that helpful and fun!
Speaking of helpful and fun, today we have a special Something Chocolate for the gluten-free cake lovers in our audience! (See how I segued there? In a way that actually made no sense but kind of sort of sounds like it did?! It’s a talent. Some people are just born with it :))
Anyway, where was I? Oh, yes. Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake. Can’t go wrong with a name like that! 🙂 It’s comprised of dark chocolate fudge cake with white chocolate mousse between the layers and a sour cream chocolate icing. Sounds like breakfast, don’t you think? 🙂
Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake
Today’s pitch comes to us from Christie who loves writing picture books and connecting with other kid lit writers on Facebook and Twitter. On her blog, she hosts a weekly picture book brainstorming session called Fridea Fest. You can also find her on Instagram @bonster_goose where she encourages fellow pet lovers to “Read to your dog!”
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Kitty Clawdette The Broadway Pet
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 4-8)
The Pitch: Kitty Clawdette, a homeless cat, aches to be a star on Broadway, but she’s an unknown talent with no experience. Dedicated to practice and presentation, and with the help of her lucky star, the theater janitor, Kitty finally gets a big break and learns there is something more important than fame.
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
If your answer is YES, please feel free to tell us what you particularly liked and why the pitch piqued your interest. If your answer is MAYBE or NO, please feel free to tell us what you think could be better in the spirit of helping Christie improve her pitch. Helpful examples of possible alternate wordings are welcome. (However, I must ask that comments be constructive and respectful. I reserve the right not to publish comments that are mean because that is not what this is about.)
Please send YOUR pitches for the coming weeks! For rules and where to submit, click on this link Would You Read It or on Would You Read It in the dropdown under For Writers in the bar above. Unbelievably, there are actually still openings in March so you could get your pitch up for some helpful feedback very soon, and have a chance to have it read by editor Erin Molta!
Christie is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to seeing what kinds of things you guys would like to see here and finding out how I can be most helpful to YOU! 🙂
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! 🙂