There’s not much time left to prepare for NaNo. Here’s some advice from Writers Digest.

How to Prepare for NaNoWriMo: Should You Outline Ahead of Time? |

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“Oh, what a night”?

In the category “too good to be true” comes this — actually  true — story about a sleep-over at a London book store. Wish I could have been there.
But, what if it were some other kind of store? A gun shop? Or a restaurant? Or an electronics store? Or a car dealer?
Where would you want to be locked in? Where would you want your characters to be locked in?

Read ’em and sleep: how one tweet led to a literary lock-in | Books | The Guardian

By the way, it was inspired by the story of a Texas tourist who did get locked in a London bookstore.

“Quoth the raven …”

With Halloween about a week away,  and NaNo beginning the next day, there are bound to be a few folks considering a detective or a horror novel. Here is a chance to study one of the founders of the field.

Download The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe: Macabre Stories as Free eBooks & Audio Books Open Culture