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Attention writers: Finish your novel in November

November will be National Novel Writing Month and starting Nov. 1 writers are encouraged to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight Nov. 30.

And don't fret that writing a novel in 30 days might incur some sloppiness because forcing yourself to write in a short amount of time forgoes the endless tweaking that muddles up the creative process, say the sponsors of the event --, ThinkGeek, Storylist Software, Scribendi and Createspace.

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