Today feels like a good day for writing, doesn’t it?
After our work here is done, let’s all set our timers for 15 minutes and see what fabulous ideas come to us and what stories we’re going to write today!
In case anyone needs a little starting point, how about:
– Snow White from the poison-apple-pedaling witch’s POV (or maybe Grumpy’s POV – that could be fun 😊)
– begin with: Edward liked to get his own way. (or use the general idea of a child who wants his/her ow way…)
– begin with: A toad was hopping down the street – hop hop kerplop! – so Ursula followed it. (or use the general idea of following something into adventure, trouble, mystery, an unexpected surprise, whatever…)
– what would give a monster nightmares?
– a story where a thief leaves an “I’m sorry” note
And because creativity requires fuel, I recommend Something Chocolate! Chocolate-Dipped Cannoli Cupcakes sound like they’d be very helpful in generating creativity, don’t you think? 😊
Chocolate-Dipped Cannoli Cupcakes
I don’t know about you, but I think one bite of that cupcake equals inspiration! Two bites will probably be genius, and by the time the last crumb is gone I’m pretty sure we’ll all have written New York Times Bestsellers today!
Now then, onto today’s pitch which comes to us from Keely. Keely is a southern transplant pioneering in the Inland Northwest (can it still be pioneering if we live in suburbia? Please tell me it can!) and writing books for children when she isn’t shoveling snow. She grows zinnias in her garden boxes in the summer and raises 4 beautiful crazies alongside her husband. Having a daughter with profound disability continues to teach her every day. Some days she’s more open to learning than others.
Find her on the web at
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: How My Sister Says, “I Love You”
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 5-8)
The Pitch: Evangeline’s sister cannot use her voice to speak. In “How My Sister Says, ‘I Love You’” Evangeline begins to interpret different non-verbal, unconventional expressions of love and how to offer them in return to her elder sister.
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 Keely 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. There are openings in September, so you have time to polish your pitch before putting it up for helpful feedback and a chance to have it read and commented on by editor Erin Molta! (No harm in reserving your space now, though – they do fill up!)
Keely is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to the first ever Sullivan County Youth Book Festival this weekend! If you live in the area, come join the fun!
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!!! 🙂