Oops: How I Almost Killed Myself Writing a Novel in a Month

It was December 1st, 2007, and I had just finished my first successful NaNoWriMo. If you are unfamiliar, those who participate in NaNoWriMo endeavor to write a 50,000 word novel each November, and those who succeed are championed as winners. Today in 2017, people from all over the world are going to reach (or have already reached) that 50,000 word goal. Two hours ago, I reached 50,014 words, took a bite of a sandwich, and declared victory. Back in 2007, on top of finishing NaNoWriMo, I crashed my car into a snowbank. I grew up in Minneapolis. I would like to offer a disclaimer that Minneapolis is not a snowy wasteland 365 days out of the year, but it certainly was that night. December 1st wa

Celebrate Small Business Saturday with a Discount!

Today we celebrate Small Business Saturday! Here are our top five reasons to book a murder mystery show. 1. You like discounts on fun things. Today, if you go to our website and inquire about a show with the code SMALLBIZSAT, you'll get 15% off that show. 2. You prefer experiences over material goods. Get your friends together to dress up in fantastic costumes, take pictures, and play fun characters! We work with you to create an unforgettable event, where your guests get to puzzle over clues, accuse each other of horrendous crimes, enjoy a hilarious show, and, of course, attempt to solve a murder. 3. Acting out an elaborate death scene might be your jam. If you've always wanted to pretend

Terrified by Point-and-Click: Murder Mystery Recollections

The movie adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel Murder on the Orient Express came out in theaters today, and it got me thinking about other forms of murder mystery novel adaptations. And when I found out that Murder on the Orient Express had a point-and-click PC game, I had to find the 2006 trailer. Apparently in this daring virtual adventure, Hercule Poirot has fallen ill and you must take his place as master detective: I know that in our futuristic 2017 this game looks ridiculous. But I swear to you that in 2006, this was high art and those poorly rendered characters could have been my next door neighbor they looked so realistic. I love point-and-click murder mystery games. I spent hours

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