Gently stroke your books, dear stranger, and remember they are dust.

Miljenko Jergovic, from “The Library”, in Sarajevo Marlboro, translated by Stela Tomaševic

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Greg Tang has been called the “Math Evangelist” for the dedication and passion he has shown in sharing his love of math with students, teachers and parents. Since 2001, he has done nearly 1,700 conferences, workshops and school visits, teaching more than 250,000 children and adults. Greg…

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"Anyone Can Defeat This Challenge": Finding the Confidence to Write

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During NaNoWriMo’s “In Your Pocket” Summer Drive, we’ll be posting “My First NaNo” stories from you, our amazing participants, and the writing tips you learned from your maiden voyage. Today, participant Maya Ziv shares the cathartic experience of writing her first novel: 

I remember it like it was yesterday. My palms were sweaty; I didn’t know what to expect but I knew that this night I would embark on a journey that would make memories for a lifetime. 

I had been thinking of tackling NaNoWriMo for years and finally committed last year: my birthday is in November, and I decided it would be a great present to allow myself to shirk all other responsibilities for a month and write a book. 

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