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If you start seeing clusters of laptops in cafes or your writer friends get particularly surly this month, it’s because November is National Novel Writing Month (commonly contracted to NaNoWriMo).
The idea is the brainchild of San Franciscan Chris Baty who wanted to dedicate more time to his writing but couldn’t seem to find the time. In 1999 Baty devised a schedule with a…
Argentinian Writers’ Pension Scheme Proposed
Julio Cortázar, who spent much of his writing life in exile in Paris, via WikiCommons
Argentinian lawmakers are considering a proposal that will pay a special pension to established writers in their dotage. The proposal could see writers who have had a minimum of five books published, or devoted at least 20 years to “literary creation”, receive a government pension three times above the…
Fully Sweded by David Astle
Meet Sebastian. He doesn’t talk much. In fact he hasn’t spoken since we met. The strong silent type, Sebastian has a round head and lean flanks. He hails from Sweden, along with Gilbert, who lives in my dining room.
We also have an L-shaped couch called Karlstad and a blond coffee table named Ramvik. To complete the family there is Benno the bookcase, a…
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