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November 7, 2013 in PiBoIdMo 2013 | Tags: Roald Dahl, Roald Dahl Quote of the Day
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WAY PAST BEDTIME
illustrated by Rich Wake
Aladdin/Simon & Schuster
7 ATE 9: THE UNTOLD STORY
illustrated by Ross MacDonald
THE WHIZ-BANG WORDBOOK
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November 7, 2013 at 8:28 am
Like…completing NaNoWriMo (I hit 50K yesterday!) AND PiBoIdMo in one month! One down, continuing to work diligently on the other!
November 7, 2013 at 8:38 am
I once knew an older gentleman who told me that the greatest thing about aging was that he could do whatever crazy thing he wanted, and everyone just attributed it to senility! He and Roald would have gotten along famously!
November 7, 2013 at 8:40 am
Lynn A. Davidson
I Love this quote! Now THERE’s a Challenge! 🙂
November 7, 2013 at 9:07 am
Quotes like this help and motivate writers each day of their lives. Thanks for sharing.
November 7, 2013 at 9:31 am
Such power in those words. True for writing and life in general. Thanks for the reminder from Roald, Tara.
November 7, 2013 at 9:35 am
Especially in picture books! This is something I’ve been told during critiques, to stretch and reach that truly outrageous place that will make my manuscript pop. Still trying to get there!
November 7, 2013 at 9:44 am
My favorite children’s author of all time ahhhh 🙂
I didn’t start being really adventurous until my 50’s! It really helps when writing picture books – I am learning to stop “parenting” myself and my stories so much. Thanks for including this quote today, it will remind me to be outrageous and zany as I figure out what to do with the words in my head and in my notebook.
November 7, 2013 at 9:49 am
Oh to have met Roald Dahl
November 7, 2013 at 9:53 am
I should post that quote on my little pin board above my desk!
November 7, 2013 at 10:04 am
Crazy was Dahl’s middle name. Thanks for the reminder that this month is about brainstorming, not critiquing.
November 7, 2013 at 11:25 am
Being outrageous can certainly get you noticed. Just do it well as it will remain your legacy.
November 7, 2013 at 12:15 pm
November 7, 2013 at 12:33 pm
Keepin’ life spicy! I love it! 🙂
November 7, 2013 at 1:17 pm
Freckled Daisy Creations
Love this! Need this!
November 7, 2013 at 3:04 pm
Kathy Cornell Berman
He certainly was a pro at that!! Love it!
November 7, 2013 at 5:00 pm
Speaks straight to my ‘don’t rock the boat’ personality. But I’m learning the value and wealth in adventure. Thanks for Roald’s encouraging quote, Tara.
November 7, 2013 at 6:38 pm
that quote is some kind of awesome!
November 7, 2013 at 7:13 pm
I love this. I was up until 1:00am last night working on the first piece of what will I hope will be my new illustration portfolio. Wasn’t sure this was a great idea, but couldn’t stop myself. This quote feels like an affirmation of that choice 🙂
November 7, 2013 at 8:06 pm
I read Roald Dahl to my children and later to my students. Such a favorite with kids because of his “whole hog” attitude. I need to recite this quote everyday!
November 7, 2013 at 9:12 pm
November 8, 2013 at 5:49 am
Okay, I’m in! 😀
November 8, 2013 at 8:08 am
This Dahl quote reminded me of when my children used to ask why I was so silly, nutty, etc. I told them I didn’t know but they were stuck with me. Why be ordinary (at least in children’s writing) when we can stretch and have fun?
November 8, 2013 at 9:29 am
November 8, 2013 at 10:08 am
And THAT, Mr. Dahl, is why I just ran the NYC Marathon! After running 8 half marathons I realized it was time to go the whole hog. 🙂
November 8, 2013 at 6:43 pm
Love this quote! I think I’ll have to tape it to my (forehead?) computer.
November 8, 2013 at 8:33 pm
Wow! Mr. Dahl is a master of quotes!
November 9, 2013 at 9:39 pm
I didn’t meet Roald but I sat at his gravesite in the darling cemetery in Great Missenden and admired his view. Also admired the cement ‘footsteps’ of the BFG that laid him to rest. Sniff!
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November 11, 2013 at 12:36 pm
Don’t you wish they’d make students read picture books and children’s literature in high school??? So many lessons to learn.
November 22, 2013 at 11:41 am
A quote a day keeps a writer inspired. Thanks for posting.
November 24, 2013 at 5:57 pm
Kathryn Ault Noble
“. . .so completely crazy it’s unbelievable”. Good plan for each day.
November 7, 2014 at 7:20 pm
I did something outrageous–I became a Zumba instructor and I’m having a blast. It’s great to keep the creative juices flowing😜
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