One of my favorite parts of any contest is the twitter party that goes on while the hosts read the submissions. While Sharon and I are busy going through the entries and trying to decide on finals for the agent round, we like to have a little fun. We suggest a topic each day during this process where everyone can jump in with their thoughts. It helps get conversations flowing and brings people together. Often non-PB writers jump aboard because they can't resist talking about their favorite picture books. It all takes place at the #PBParty hashtag.
Fun does take some planning.
This year I thought why not let you writers do some of the work!!
So down below you'll see the dates and twitter party topics we used last year. I NEED YOU to make suggestions for fun new topics to use this year. It can be variations of old topics or something entirely new. If your topic is picked we will include your name with it to give you credit. We need topics for five or six days but each day can have more than one topic so the more contributions the better.
So here's your chance to help plan a contest. Have fun. Use your imagination. Keep it clean. Comment below.
2017 PBParty Twitter Party Topics
Sunday, March 26 Tell us what genre you write and when you entered. Then share your muse. What gives you inspiration to write?
Monday, March 27th Do you listen to music when your write? Have word count goals? Set aside BIC time (behiney in chair)? Share your daily writing routine.
Tuesday, March 28th How do you handle writer's block? How many drafts do you write before finished?
Wednesday, March 29th Animal, vegetable, mineral. Tell us if your MC is human or something else. (My favorite topic.)
Thursday, March 30th What picture/chapter book gives you the warm fuzzies? And shout out some books with diversity to spread the word on them!
Friday, March 31st What picture book character would you like for a best friend? What picture book do you remember fondly from your childhood?
Saturday, April 1st What's your best advice to get through querying? What keeps you sane?
Sunday, April 2nd Look for CP partners and make more friends. What are your favorite writing craft books?