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How to Write the Next Great Mississippi Novel:

1. Use this handy chart to mix and match your major elements.
2. Sit down at a desk and start writing.
3. Voila! You’re a literary star.

MysteryThe DeltaElvisHumidityLegal problemsEveryone dies
Sci-FiWindsor RuinsEudora WeltyCatfishStar-crossed loversApocalypse
Children'sAn Indian moundOprahCottonMoney issuesHero is defeated
Historical FictionYoknapatawpha CountyCool Papa BellMagnoliasTime travel complicates thingsLove conquers all
RomanceNatchez TraceTammy WynetteTamalesCivil WarSomeone goes to jail
HorrorThe CoastBB KingFootballNatural disasterSomeone wins the lottery
ThrillerMississippi RiverIda B. WellsThe bluesFamily secretsReader is left hanging

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