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November 12 Writer Birthdays

November 12 Writer Birthdays

  • 1817 - Bahá’u’lláh (born Mírzá Ḥusayn-`Alí Nuri), Persian mystic and prolific writer who was founder of the Bahá'í Faith.

  • 1930 - Ivo Urbančič, influential Slovenian philosopher and writer, considered to be one of the fathers of the phenomenological school in Slovenia.

  • 1934 - John McGahern, Irish author of novels and short stories, arguably the most important Irish writer since Samuel Beckett.

  • 1942 - Janette Turner Hospital, Australian-born novelist and short story writer.

  • 1945 - Michael Bishop, American author of science fiction and fantasy.

  • 1945 - Tracy Kidder, Pulitzer Prize-winning American author of creative nonfiction, best known for his book, The Soul of a New Machine.

  • 1955 - Katherine Weber, American novelist, nonfiction author, memoirist, and Yale professor.

  • 1962 - Neal Shusterman, American author of popular young-adult literature.

  • 1962 - Naomi Wolf, author, social critic, and political activist.

  • 1815 - Elizabeth Cady Stanton, writer and activist for women's rights.

  • 1865 - Herbert Trench, Irish poet.

  • 1906 - George Dillon, Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet.

  • 1927 - David Butler, Scottish screenwriter.

  • 1928 - Marjorie Sharmat, American author of children's books, best known for her Nate the Great series.

  • 1929 - Michael Ende, German author of fantasy and children's literature, best known for The Neverending Story.

  • 1976 - Richelle Mead, author of fantasy and young-adult novels, including the "Vampire Academy" series.

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    12 Hours of NaNo Awesome

    November 12th, 2018 (08:20 pm)

    It's National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, and one of the wildest kind of event that groups of crazy writers take part in during November is the All-Night Write-In. Typically, these events last from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., and take place at an all-night diner such as an IHOP. But over the weekend, we had an All-Night Write-In at a different kind of venue, my new house!

    We haven't actually moved into the new house yet. And it does not have a lot in the way of furniture and other amenities. So I brought over a card table and some chairs, and someone else brought a second card table. Despite the lack of furniture, Saturday night's All-Night Write-In was great fun, and productive as well.

    We had eight writers altogether, though not everyone was there at exactly the same times. The majority was there for most of the evening, though two people came well after midnight and stayed through to the end. In fact, six of the eight of us were still there at 6 a.m. And there was Halloween candy. And pizza. And hummus. And apple pie..... And did we mention the Writer's Block Pinot Noir?

    The writers who participated in our night of awesome craziness were my very first overnight guests in the new place. Also, I got 5,417 words written. A real blast, and a great success!

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