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NaNoWriMo Tip #27: Have a Literary Drink

As we near the nail-biting conclusion of National Novel Writing Month, we have some simple advice for all the undoubtedly frazzled writers in the marathon: have a drink. This GalleyCat editor created a variation on The Thin Man martini this summer–try our recipe at this link.

If you want more cocktail options, Studio 360 hosted a Fuzzy Novel competition this summer, collecting more than 100 cocktails mixed by listeners and named after famous books.

Brett Elms won the contest with the The Age of Innocence cocktail and Susan Steinway was the runner-up with the My Antonia. Bartender, poet and author Rosie Schaap mixed the winning drink in the video embedded above. Follow this link to listen to the whole episode.

This is our 27th NaNoWriMo Tip of the Day. As writers around the country join the writing marathon this month, we will share one piece of advice or writing tool to help you cope with this daunting project.

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