RhyPiBoMo FAQ’s

 

When can I register for RhyPiBoMo 2015?

Registration is March 18 – April 8th. You MUST register to be entered to win prizes as well as comment daily on each blog post. If you miss registration, you can certainly still participate but you are not eligible for the prizes.

Where do I register to participate?

The link will be posted on March 18th.

How do I get the RhyPiBoMo Badge?

The link will be posted on March 18th.

How do I get the calendar?

The link will be posted on March 18th.

What do I submit for this event?

The answer is nothing!  = ) I trust that you are participating in the daily challenges on your own and reading the blogs when you comment each day . The comment shows your participation. You do not send me anything! Please keep a journal for all your writing prompts, poems, etc.

How do I sign up for the poetry contest?

There is no Sign Up for the Poetry Contest. Once you submit your poem, you are entered.

Do I have to participate in the poetry contest?

No, this is completely optional.

How much does RhyPiBoMo cost?

Nothing! Just your time!

What if I can’t access my computer or am unable to participate one day?  Am I still allowed to comment for prizes?

If you read the blog posts and do the challenges listed on the pledge, even if you are catching up for the week, it’s absolutely fine!
You can do Sunday thru Saturday all on Saturday night, read the PBs and the poems, then comment for all 7 days. If you still have a halo over your head for honesty, then you will be eligible for the weeks prizes.
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How do I join the RhyPiBoMo Facebook Group Page?

Go to Facebook and type RhyPiBoMo in the Search field. Request to join the group and I will add you as soon as possible.

 

What should I do to prepare for RhyPiBoMo?

1)      Pull out your favorite rhyming picture books / books of poetry for kids or start collecting them from the library. You will need one for each day. See the favorites list on the RhyPiBoMo Facebook Page under Files, for ideas.

2)     Buy a journal for your daily poems and other writing prompts.

3)      Collect your favorite books of poetry or see the list of resources for suggested poetry on the RhyPiBoMo Facebook Page, under Files. (coming soon)

4)      Begin writing a rhyming picture book manuscript rough draft or pull out one that you have written.

5)       Join a rhyming picture book/poetry critique group. I will be organizing rhyming picture book/poetry critique groups on the RhyPiBoMo Facebook Page soon so if you are interested, join us there.

Can I participate even though I missed the registration dates?

Absolutely! You will not be eligible for prizes but I hope you will participate anyway!

Why do I need to register for RhyPiBoMo?

This encourages participation from the very beginning and a commitment to participate the whole month.  This also discourages people from commenting at the end of the month for the prizes without actually doing the work. This is an “On your honor system” but anyone who participates daily deserves the chance for a prize over someone who doesn’t. It also helps me know how many people are participating so I can plan accordingly for next year. I am able to see who comments daily and who doesn’t.

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This is a blog post from 2014 with lots of information that may be helpful to you! 

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RhyPiBoMo Countdown!

Welcome to the 1st Annual Rhyming Picture Book Month coming soon!

I am thrilled to finally announce more information about this rhyming/poetry event for children’s writers. I wanted to wait until a bit closer to the event to share more details as I know we are so inundated with blogs, contests, challenges and information…sometimes we don’t have time to actually write!

So now for the big Golden Quill Guest Blogger Reveal…

I am honored and amazed at how many gifted people came out to support RhyPiBoMo…The list is jam-packed full of talented authors, poets, illustrators, editors, agents, a library specialist, an early childhood teacher/storyteller, and a whole lot of wisdom!

Thank you in advance for sharing your gifts with us!

RhyPiBoMo Calendar updated

My daily lessons are listed in green and may or may not coincide with what the blogger writes about.  I didn’t want to limit their topics and their willingness to share ideas and tips about writing rhyming picture books and poetry.

As you may have noticed, we will be blessed with a Webinar by Mira Reisberg and Sudipta Bardhan-Quallan titled: 3 Things You Must Know About Writing Rhyming Kids’ Books. This will be at 6:00 Pacific Time on April 25th and I will have more information to come on the details.

Also, I am hosting The Golden Quill Poetry Contest for RhyPiBoMo Participants only.  This will not be open to the general public.  You will have the opportunity to apply what you will learn during the month. Everyone will be given the same topic and parameters for the poem. More information about this contest will come soon! Oh…and I have some AWESOME prizes for the winners!

 

So, what else do you need to know?

As you can see from the calendar above, I had so many wonderful folks wanting to participate that I added a few bloggers before April and a few after April. So, RhyPiBoMo actually starts on March 30th with the talented Kevan Atteberry and ends on May 3rd with the amazing Marsha Diane Arnold.

I will have Registration beginning March 16th and ending on April 16th. I will offer daily prizes for participation by commenting on the blog posts/daily lessons but I’m going to award the prizes at the end of each week to allow people to catch up yet keep them engaged in the lessons as there is a lot of information covered. Remember, this is a writing challenge but honestly more of an educational opportunity to learn about poetry and writing in rhyme.

Below is the pledge that each participant will take. This is really a pledge that you are making with yourself to participate fully in the daily activities. There is no one to hold you accountable but yourself…and as we are usually our toughest critics, I know you will all stick with it! This is a pledge to your dedication to improving your craft, getting your butt in the chair, doing the work and finally, writing brilliant rhyme and singing poetry!

There is nothing you need to submit to me!

Hopefully, you will keep a RhyPiBoMo Journal for yourself, to keep all your work for this event together in one spot. You will be given writing prompts, asked to write daily poems, write and or revise a rhyming picture book and more.

RhyPiBoMo Pledge

What should you do to prepare for RhyPiBoMo?

1) Pull out your favorite rhyming picture books or start collecting them from the library. You will need one for each day. See the favorites list on the RhyPiBoMo Facebook Page under Files, for ideas.

2) Buy a journal for your daily poems and other writing prompts.

 3) Collect your favorite books of poetry or see the list of resources for suggested poetry on the RhyPiBoMo Facebook Page, under Files. (coming soon)

 4) Begin writing a rhyming picture book manuscript rough draft or pull out one that you have written.

 5) Join a rhyming picture book/poetry critique group. I will be organizing rhyming picture book/poetry critique groups on the RhyPiBoMo Facebook Page soon so if you are interested, join us there.

 

Once you have signed the pledge at registration and are ready to write and/or you have joined the Facebook Group, you may post this badge on your blog, Facebook page, or website.

 RhyPiBoMo Participant badge

So, it won’t be long now! RhyPiBoMo is coming together nicely and ready for you to register to participate in a few weeks. I hope all of you join the RhyPiBoMo Facebook Group! We are getting to know each other there, sharing success stories, supporting each other and just plain having fun so check it out!

And to quote one of my favorite rhymers…”The rhyme’s the thing, wherein I’ll speak the words and let the sing.

                                                  ~Willy S.

RhyPiBoMo Willy Image

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RhyPiBoMo Mission Statement:
My goal is to guide those aspiring to write rhyme and poetry through the process of learning the craft and offering resources, lessons, writing prompts and the wisdom of experienced folks in the business to improve the reputation and quality of rhyme and poetry for children.

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Join the RhyPiBoMo Facebook Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/173920209485707/

Type RhyPiBoMo in the search field and request to join.

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Check out the Golden Quill Poetry Contest Rules.

Open to RhyPiBoMo participants only!

Click this link:

https://angiekarcher.wordpress.com/rhypibomo-golden-quill-poetry-contest/

 

28 thoughts on “RhyPiBoMo FAQ’s

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    • Hi Jackie! Registration for RhyPiBoMo starts March 16th and ends April 16th. You will come to this blog to sign up. Angiekarcher.wordpress.com/
      I will be posting lots more about the event so there will be links all set for you closer to the event. I’m so glad you are joining. Congrats on your participation in the #March Madness Poetry Contest! I’ll see you there…Grrr…LOL

  2. I love to rhyme
    And hope to learn
    Some tips and tricks
    To help discern
    A way to write
    With plot and arc
    From start to end
    And leave my mark.

    Hmmm…now you see why I need to join in RhyPiBoMo…looking forward to an awesome challenge, Angie…you’ve done an AMAZING job putting this together…my notebook is ready and my pencils are sharpened.🙂

  3. Thank you for this, Angie. I know I will learn a lot and hopefully write some good rhyming poetry. You are an amazing force of nature. I look forward to meeting you in person at the WOW retreat in July!

  4. Hi Ammwrite! Thank you for your kind comments! Who is this? I tried to view your profile but couldn’t get there for some reason. So you are going to WOW too…I can’t wait! Please message me and say hi on Facebook if Ammwrite is some secretive Avatar double-agent disguise! LOL

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    • Hi Danna,
      RhyPiBoMo is a free event…the only cost is your time!
      I may offer the complete month of blogs/lessons in an ebooklet after the event at a minimal fee, but that would be completely optional.
      Thx for asking!
      ~Angie

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