Friday, November 1, 2013

November is...twice as nice

Why do we like November so much?

Because it's...

...National Novel Writing Month! (Otherwise known as NaNoWriMo). The ultimate marathon of writing exercises, NaNoWriMo challenges you to write a 50,000-word novel in just one month. The idea is to let the messy first draft spill out without worrying about that pesky inner critic, who wants everything to be perfect the first time around. Sign up on the official NaNoWriMo website and get to writing right away!

and also...

…Picture Book Idea Month! (Otherwise known as PiBoIdMo). Sign up on author Tara Lazar’s blog to participate. The idea is to commit to coming up with a picture book idea every day for the month of November. Tara has put together a smashing list of writer, illustrator, and industry guest bloggers (including many success stories from years past) to keep your creative juices flowing all month long. She also offers the opportunity to win fabulous prizes if you complete the challenge. Sign up no later than November 7 and wow yourself with your own capacity to brainstorm!

––Post contributed by Kjersten Anna Hayes

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