Ten-Minute Blog Break - 3rd November

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November has either rustled in like leaves on the wind or thumped in like a post-Halloween hangover (please choose the simile that best suits). It also brings with it the frenzy of NaNoWriMo - my encouragement/condolences go out to those of you attempting this particular writing challenge!

I may be a little late for the Halloween party, but I hope you'll forgive me as I round up some spooky posts that have manifested before me:

The Big Little Tales crew have certainly gone large for the season - their blog post contains a spooky image from each of the illustrators in the team (Katriona Chapman, Shana Nieberg-Suschitzky, Anne-Marie Perks, Trish Phillips & Loretta Schauer).

Finally, head over to Dom Conlon's site for a creepy short story about what "knot" to do on an overnight camping trip - The Scout Witch.

Sarah McIntyre would make an excellent tour guide, as her exhaustive post about the Lakes International Comic Art Festival proves. There are yetis, pugs, skanky pigeons, a brace of ridiculously young comic creators and (of course) some really elaborate hats to feast your eyes upon.

Staying with comics, Sam Zuppardi has an intriguing story called "Professor Valdemar’s Final Experiment" in the new issue of anthology comic Radio On, and he's running a competition to win a copy. Find out more at his blog.

Write what you know? Vanessa Harbour isn't so convinced about the wisdom of that aphorism, as her blog post discusses...


P.S. Any milliners amongst you will be pleased to know that I have just discovered that Sarah McIntyre has an entire gallery of her hats on Pinterest!

Nick Cross is an Undiscovered Voices winner and has recently received the SCBWI Magazine Merit Award, for his short story The Last Typewriter.

Click here to read Nick's latest blog post for Notes from the Slushpile.

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