There is, in the UK, one hour left before we can start writing. Fingers are twitching, characters are raring to go, and, let’s be honest, eyelids are already drooping a bit. Now is the time to get that last bit of research in. It’ll keep you buzzing, give you fresh ideas, stop you writing before the green flag, and also reduce your procrastination options when you get into November itself.
So go and get lost in Wikipedia, flick through your local newspaper, or drag out that forgotten school textbook you should have returned years ago. It’s the home straight, and the race is about to begin.