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A NaNoWriMo Home Base for New Yorkers

jack-writers-studio.jpgYesterday, we shared some tips from a toolbox for National Novel Writing Month participants no matter where they may be—but here’s an opportunity of special significance to GalleyCat readers in the New York City area: The Center for Fiction is opening up its Writers’ Studio at 40% off the usual membership fees. The Studio is located on the top floor of the Center’s midtown headquarters, and members can make use of “a desk, a personal locker, access to an up-to-date reference library, comfortable chairs, electrical outlets for portable and laptop computers, wireless access to the internet, access to a refreshment lounge located on the premises, and all the privileges of general membership—including access to our 75,000 volume library, discounts at our bookstore, and marked down tickets for all our events, reading groups and writing workshops.”

Membership options extend from an evenings-and-weekends plan (usually $100/month) to full access from 9 a.m. to midnight or 6 p.m. on weekends ($130); to snag the discount any time this month, email programming director Kristin Henley and put “NaNoWriMo” in the subject line.

Meanwhile, here’s some of the best advice for NaNoWriMo participants we’ve seen yet, from Merlin Mann: “Read the next sentence out loud to yourself three times. No, do it: When I’m reading about writing, I’m not writing.” As Mann points out, the top habit of amazing writers is pretty simple: “They write.”

(Note: Senior editor Ron Hogan curates a reading series at the Center for Fiction.)

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