Appletree Books, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, is celebrating National Novel Writing Month by inviting local authors to sit in the front windows "furiously scribbling or pecking out their masterpieces as cars and pedestrians pass by on Cedar Road," the Plain Dealer reported.
"We have some amazing writers in the Cleveland area, and how often do writers have a chance to sit in the window of their neighborhood bookstore and write?" asked Jane Rothstein of Appletree Books. "And how often do people see writers writing?... So far, our sign-ups have spanned from middle schoolers to professional writers and include novelists, short story writers, playwrights, journalists, graduate students, and more. You can think of it as performance art, a way to gain a different perspective on the world, a break from your routine, or just a unique way to embed yourself in the workings of a bookstore."