Novelist and screenwriter Derek Haas has been working with his screenwriting partner Michael Brandt since the duo met as college students. Since then, they have written scripts that included 3:10 to Yuma, 2 Fast 2 Furious andWanted.

Haas published The Right Hand this month, a new thriller about a CIA operative. We caught up with the novelist to find out more about his writing partnership and get some advice about finding a writing partner.

This is our 21st 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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