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The Simple Art of Writing Novels

There are good ways to start a novel, and not-so-good ways. But in November, the point is simply to start -- and finish. The founder of National Novel Writing Month tells us why 40,000 scribblers are attempting to write 50,000 words in 30 days.

Guests:

Chris Baty, founder, National Novel Writing Month, author of No Plot? No Problem! A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days

Jim Lehrer, host, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS; author of 14 novels, the most recent: Flying Crows

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