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Something for the NaNoWriMo weary: History’s most famous unknown authors

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Just when you think that the Muses have conspired to drive you mad and dash all but your most horrid dreams in the wake of National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo to the initiated) your comrade-in-arms, the Bookish Diva, has a bit of sadistic frivolity to perk you up—as long as you do not ask me about my own NaNoWriMo word count. Literary success is a lofty goal for most of us who put pen to paper or finger tips to keyboard. At one time in this writer’s life the prospect of dying unknown, in obscurity, would have been the worst possible fate. Then I discovered the goodness that is The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure (Melville House, November 4,…

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