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A really rich life
Bruce Rutledge
August 22, 2020

We are launching an environmental imprint
Bruce Rutledge
August 3, 2020

Announcing our autobiographical novel writing contest
Bruce Rutledge
July 24, 2020

Discover Nikkei reviews Persimmon and Frog
Bruce Rutledge
May 13, 2020

For Ellis
David Rutledge
April 9, 2020

A Review of The Italian Barrel, 1240 Decatur
David Rutledge
March 30, 2020

Report from the French Quarter
David Rutledge
March 25, 2020

A Vida Count of Our Very Own
Tracy Wang
October 25, 2017

Bookshelves: the Ideal, the DIY, and the Real Life
Emmaline Cotter
June 5, 2017

Eggnog, Hot Cider, Mulled Wine, and What Else?
Jin Chang
December 15, 2016

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A Month of Turkey and Writing
Jin Chang
November 23, 2016

Photo Credit: NaNoWriMo


So Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means along with November NaNoWriMo is almost over!


For those of you that are unfamiliar with National Novel Writing Month, it’s a challenge to write a novel from the start of November to the end of it. The book must be at least 50,000 words in length. Anyone who has ever wanted to write a novel, but just hasn’t gotten around to writing it, can participate.  


The online community of writers started in 1999 and aims to spread creativity around the world. Since then around 600 books have been published and the number keeps growing. These include Water for Elephants, The Night Circus, and Wool, just to name a few. And if you just found out about this exciting project and think it’s too late to participate, think again! The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas was written in just two and a half days.


Not all of us can write a best-selling novel in such a short time, but you won’t get anywhere if you don’t even start. The nonprofit community has over 400,000 participants that encourage each other. When else will you be able to work together with such a large number of fellow writers? To grow and learn more about yourself. To find out what it is that you truly wish to write. That is the motivation behind NaNoWriMo. So, ready to start your next new novel? We’ll be waiting.

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