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November is National Novel Writing Month. For participants, the goal is to to draft a 50,000-word book in just 30 days. Here are some items to inspire any writers out there taking the challenge.

East Coasters

Brontë-inspired coasters will act as a reminder to keep writing. Wuthering Heights ceramic coaster set, $20. Analog. 716 Monroe St. NE, Studio #5

Bee-lieve in Yourself

This lined journal is slim enough to slip into a backpack or purse. Totem journal, $11. Lou Lou. 1601 Connecticut Ave. NW. (202) 588-0027

Pearl Jam

The best way to become a great writer is to be a voracious reader. Pick up some of the classics at a budget-friendly price. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck, $2. Second Story Books. 2000 P St. NW. (202) 659-8884

Pen & Tell Her

Invest in your craft by purchasing a new pen. This one clips to your journal. Moleskine click ball pen, $14.50. Avenue Jack. 1301 Connecticut Ave. NW. (202) 887-5225

Gin and Bear It

Not sure you can finish a novel in a month? Participate in the writerly life anywa by drinking like Hemingway. The Botanist gin, $44.99. Sherry’s Wine & Spirits. 2627 Connecticut Ave. NW. (202) 234-9200