Latest NAPIBOWRIWEE UPDATE: Friday is just around the corner… and so is May 1st! And you know what that means… NAPIBOWRIWEE! This year’s theme for my 7th annual National Picture Book Writing Week is EDITORIAL NUTS & BOLTS featuring our week-long guest-in-residence editor & author Amy Cherrix​ of Slushpile Press. To find out more about Amy, please visit her website here: http://slushpilepress.com

My FAQs about this annual writing event are here: https://paulayoo.com/national-picture-book-writing-week-napibowriwee-this-may-1-7-2015-faqs-here/

Blogs will be posted daily May 1-7 at 6 AM PST/9 AM EST at https://paulayoo.com/category/napibo/

Contest winners will be chosen at random and announced on May 8, 2016. Prizes include souvenirs from our store (http://www.cafepress.com/paulayoonapibowriweeclassic), autographed books and also one lucky winner gets a free manuscript critique (of one picture book only) from Amy Cherrix!

Please follow me on Twitter @paulayoo for the latest updates, too!

See everyone this Friday May 1st for our seventh annual NAPIBOWRIWEE! I can’t wait!

Until then, remember… HAPPY WRITING! WRITE LIKE YOU MEAN IT! 🙂



  1. Yikes! I almost forgot to sign up! It’s a good thing I did some planning and prep during March, because this month has been one crazy deadline after another. Regardless, ‘looking forward to NaPi this year. Thanks!

  2. Oops, Haven’t written one today but so far have 5 outlines to start work on tonight. These challenges really make you think about new stories. Thanks for this week of writing.

    • Five outlines? That’s great! Don’t worry, I am working and will be home late so I’m behind, too. 🙂 We’ll get it done! 🙂