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Bored? Here's a Novel Idea...

In case you've decided to call it quits on the drinking for a while after having too many j├Ągerbombs on Halloween, here's something to do rather than stare out the window and watch the leaves die. It's called National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and it's an online and local community that supports writers as they attempt to write a 50,000 word rough draft of a novel by the end of November.

Each week in November, there are going to be weekly write-in events at libraries, cafes, and book stores throughout Chicago, where fellow NaNoWriMo participants meet up to work and discuss their novels. In addition to this, there are inspirational lectures and a final celebration at the end of the month. To get involved, visit and sign up.

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