Inspiration Friday – October 14-20, 2017

What There Is Before There Is Anything There

Argentine cartoonist Liniers has created an English language kids’ book on the nameless fear at the foot of the bed. This nightmare is filled with somewhat adorable creatures that surround the bed and start silently.

The Creepy Carrots Zone

Peek into the sketchbook of Peter Brown, illustrator of CREEPY CARROTS!, a picture book written by Aaron Reynolds.  Learn how watching The Twilight Zone can benefit your art.

2017 BookADay Reads from Debbie Redpath Ohi

First, Ohi has created a fabulous site to keep track of her daily picture book reads. Second, she archives her readings as a visual story “by taking a photo of a blank Hilroy notebook page, then adding graphics and handwriting using Photoshop”, All of this is shared in an online bulletin board called Padlet.

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)

A fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing – “One part writing boot camp, one part rollicking party… This year, NaNoWriMo expects over 400,000 people—including over 70,000 K-12 students and
educators on our Young Writers Program website—to start a 50,000-word novel in the month of
November. Throughout the month, they’ll be guided by this year’s theme: Superpowered
Every year I think about taking the challenge.  Every year I don’t do it. But if 70,000 k12 student can do it, why not me? Note: You really should get your signup and groundwork in order during October. It’s free to sign up and support/encouragement galore.

When you create an account, you’ll be able to:

  •  Plan your novel.
  •  Join a local group of writers and attend in person writing events.
  •  Receive online encouragement from staff and published authors.
  •  Access a worldwide community of writers in our online forums.


Liniers - What There Is Before There Is Anything There: A Scary Story
Liniers – What There Is Before There Is Anything There: A Scary Story