Hi. My name is Ken. I'm a member of SCBWI. I'm your tour guide into Brianwoods, a blog dedicated to my children's writing endeavors. Thanks for stopping by.

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This blog includes some of my other writing and details on my published materials.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

PiBoIdMo, Day 12 and Other Events

So far this year's PiBoIdMo has been very interesting. I was lagging behind on several days, but was able to catch up today. The daily posts from the published writers have been very inspirational and filled with an abundance of great ideas and advice. This event is Tara Lazar's brainchild and I have participated three times counting this year. I'm going to try and actually make it to the end this year. I was unable to finish the other years.

I also participated in the #KidPit today on Twitter set up by Heidi Norrod. Writers for kids tweet 140 character tweets about their respective books in an attempt  to get an agent or editor to favor your tweet or "Twitch" as they call it. This can lead to getting one of your manuscripts critiqued by editors or agents. The event lasted six hours.

The week of Halloween, I entered Suzanne Hill's Halloweenie Writing Contest too. The theme was to write a story related to Halloween and include the words costume, dark and haunt (or any form of these words) in it with a word count of no more than 100. It was challenging, especially with such a small word count.

I'm now preparing my entry for the NE-SCBWI's  Peg Davol Picture Book Critique Scholarship Program. Marguerite (Peg) was a long time member of SCBWI and the author of a number of children's books including "The Paper Dragon". The deadline for this event is December 10, 2015. There are two categories,
published and unpublished book writers.

That's all for now.



  1. Good luck on the PB Critique Scholarship Fund, Ken. Also, thank you for being Critique Group Moderator Extraordinaire.

  2. Thanks, Sharon!!! Perhaps I'll submit my Albert story to the contest. Also, thanks for stopping by my blog. I don't get too much activity unless I reach out to others first.