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Writers Ask #4: NaNoWriMoNoNo

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This week, Tom tells you why NaNoWriMo is bad for humanity, and Mike gives tips on the best way to kill cockroaches with a book. We also consider whether a literary novelist should ever expect to make a living from his work, and we renew our blood feud with the literary journal Hobart.

You can stream the episode right here on the site, by clicking on the player thingy below, or download the mp3 file and do with it whatever you want. Or, visit the iTunes store to subscribe (for free) and make sure you get every episode as soon as it’s released.

This week’s outro music is from Girl Talk’s All Day. You can download the entire album (highly recommended) for free–and legally!–here. Our new(ish) intro music is an old blues number from Sonny Boy Williamson. You can find a number of Williamson recordings, as well as recordings by lots of other great blues musicians, at archive.org.

To support the show, and help us reach our dream of purchasing respectable audio equipment, buy some books from Powell’s, by clicking on the bookstore logo over there in the sidebar, or just donate directly via PayPal. If you give us $25 or more, we’ll send you the latest issue of Barrelhouse, or a back issue of your choice (just specify which issue you’d like in your note).

Finally, if you want to ask us a question, just click on the ‘Fight Back’ link above, or email us at bookfightpod(at)gmail(dot)com. Or hit us up on Twitter, @Book_Fight.

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Author: mikeingram25

writer, editor

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