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November, Bring It On

NaNoWriMo, Gilmore Girls, and American thankfulness.
November, Bring It On

It’s the last Friday in an unseasonably warm October, and as they say here in the South, we’re ready for fall, y’all.

Let the little monsters make their way through the neighborhoods on Monday night, and let’s finally welcome the month of crunchy leaves, cool mornings, and Thanksgiving turkey.

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and we send our writerly well-wishes to friends who are embarking on the 50,000-word journey. Organizers say, “National Novel Writing Month believes in the transformational power of creativity. We provide the structure, community, and encouragement to help people find their voices, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds—on and off the page.” We’ll be looking forward to following your progress—#NaNoWriMo—and maybe one day reading your work! Don’t miss Hannah Anderson’s essay on the spiritual lessons from novel-writing.

We’re also just a few weeks away from the return of the beloved Gilmore Girls in a four-part Netflix special. Gina Dalfonzo writes at For Her:

It wasn’t just the town that was full of the odd and unexpected. Its very premise was the story of Lorelai, who got pregnant at 16, creating a good home and a good life for the surprise child who had derailed all her plans. Their strong mother-daughter bond, at the heart of the show, was a testament to the joys of embracing the unexpected. And the unwavering support of their family and their community ...
The First Lady of Thankfulness herself, author , with reporter Sarah Pulliam Bailey. The Canadian Christian blogger even talked about amid the tension of this election:
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