National Picture Book Writing Week (“NaPiBoWriWee”) 2012 Store Is Now Open!

Welcome to Paula Yoo’s 4th annual National Picture Book Writing Week (aka “NaPiBoWriWee”)!

This year’s NaPiBoWriWee event officially begins at midnight on Tuesday May 1, 2012 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday May 7, 2012. Stay tuned for more details about this event as we get closer to the big day.

(In a nutshell, for those of you who are new to the NaPiBoWriWee event, it’s a fun week where we attempt to write 7 picture books in 7 days. I also provide fun prizes, including signed copies of my picture books (SIXTEEN YEARS IN SIXTEEN SECONDS: THE SAMMY LEE STORY/Lee & Low ’05 & SHINING STAR: THE ANNA MAY WONG STORY/Lee & Low ’09), in a contest drawing at the end of the event. We also feature many surprise guest author Q&A and book giveaways as well. As a published picture book author, I know writing these books is a very difficult process. The point of my event is to encourage both newbie and veteran writers to brainstorm and write rough drafts that you can revise later for the rest of the year. This event is to promote picture book writing as well as to fight off procrastination. No more excuses! Until May 1st, you are allowed to brainstorm ideas, outline, research and take notes. But NO WRITING. You have to save the writing for May 1-7! For more details, you can check out last year’s press release on the 2011 NaPiBoWriWee event here:

Until I post more information about this event, I wanted to make a quick announcement that our that our NaPiBoWriWee Store is now open so you can buy your 2012 NaPiBoWriWee souvenirs now before the big event starts! You can click on the store link on the right side of this page or on the store item images. Or you can just bookmark the link here:

We have the following items available for purchase: T-shirts (women’s and men’s), journals, and large coffee mugs! They all feature our brand new 2012 logo design! Previous NaPiBoWriWee participants have enjoyed jotting down ideas and drafts in the official NaPiBoWriWee Journal while drinking their favorite coffee/tea drink in their official NaPiBoWriWee Mug and wearing their official NaPiBoWriWee T-Shirt! 🙂

NaPiBoWriWee 2012 Men’s & Women’s T-Shirts
NaPiBoWriWee 2012 Journal and Coffee Mug

For all things NaPiBoWriWee, please visit this NaPiBoWriWee-centric blog ( daily for updated live blogging, writing advice and encouragement, and interviews with special guest published picture book authors. I will be posting more pre-NaPiBoWriWee 2012 blogs this April, so stay tuned! Until then, please check out our STORE for your 2012 souvenirs! 🙂


Good luck and I look forward to writing 7 picture books in 7 days with everyone! Mark your calendars for May 1-7, 2012!

Happy Writing! Write Like You Mean It! :)


  1. So excited to join you again this year, Paula! I look forward to this event every year. I’m already brainstorming some ideas. Just over a month away – YAY! BTW, I LOVE your NaPiBoWriWee design this year. All the “stuff” would look great with a copy of Good Enough!

  2. Hi. I’m catching up on all the comments to my blogs so far. Just wanted to say welcome aboard JenniB, CamiM, and Scribblegirl! Tnx Jenni re: my friend Sandy Tanaka’s beautiful redesign of the NaPiBoWriWee logo! Happy writing!

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