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The Cat Who Wanted To Be A Writer

This is the story of Frank, a handsome young fellow who dreams of being a novelist. Like so many others, he seeks inspiration and does his homework; he suffers from writer's block; and yet remains focused on his goal: the bestseller list.

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Poor little Frank. Another draft, ready for the trashbin.

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He stays up late reading each night.

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And then he reads some more.

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He practices poses for his publicity photo.

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He familiarizes himself with the Chicago Manual of Style.

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But sometimes he gets so discouraged.

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Young Frank finds himself envious of the success of other writers.

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He tries again, to no avail.

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Sometimes he just wants to scream.

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Then takes a deep breath before losing himself in The Paris Review.

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And is ready to devour another issue of The New Yorker.

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Still, he dreams of finding his name on the New York Times bestseller list one day...

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And so he waits for the muse to strike.

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Perhaps a new Moleskine will inspire?

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Frank started a Tumblr blog to share selfies and "build a platform."

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And then NaNoWriMo begins!

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It's time to start writing again.

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