November 1, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT
Clockwise from left, Keri Smith, Becky Frank, Abe Ott and Noah Medling, front, type their novels at 12:27 a.m. at Steak 'n Shake on Thursday. The group met at 8 p.m. to play games and do writing exercises in anticipation of the midnight start of National Novel Writing Month.

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