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Writers Ask: Here Comes Your 19th Nervous Breakdown

Last year, we basically spent an entire episode making fun of National Novel Writing Month. This year, Mike is actually thinking about participating. What in the world could drive him to such madness? Well, stress, for one thing. Lately he’s been in a writing funk, and perhaps trying to write a “novel” in thirty days will break him out of it. Or will it only drive him deeper into despair? He’s got until the end of the episode to make a decision.

In the meantime, we answer questions–or, mostly we make fun of questions–from actual NaNoWriMo participants, while Mike debates the merits of joining their ranks. Questions include: What should you name an elf? Why would a young married couple break up? Who should a fictional ghost choose to haunt? And what do horses talk about when they talk about love?

Listeners, if this super-sized episode doesn’t make you want to donate to our annual fund drive, we’re not sure what will. This one has it all: Laughter! Suspense! Existential despair!

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