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Re: NaNoWriMo

PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:37 am
by Kimra
I'm pretty sure the rules say you can write a book of poetry. Not that there are rules per say, it's not like you win anything.

Re: NaNoWriMo

PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:36 pm
by smiley_cow
Kimra wrote:You could make a book of bad poetry. I don't think it says you have to write a novel.


Well it is National Novel Writing Month, but that doesn't mean you can't write a novel in rhyme.

I'm tempted to try it this year, seeing as how this is the first time I've ever had enough time in November (seriously, why November? November is exams, finals and essays, it's the busiest month of the year). But I'm not sure if I want to put my other projects on hold for a month for it.

Re: NaNoWriMo

PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:07 pm
by Kovvy
I tried doing it either last year or the year before... Failed miserably, tried to salvage a little honor by at least turning it into NaStoWriMo, but didn't even finish what I'd started.
Boo me.

Re: NaNoWriMo

PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:58 pm
by Lethal Interjection
If I am inspired between now and then, perhaps.
I do intend to write more, and I might make November kind of a challenge in that regard, but it will not likely be fiction of any sort.

Re: NaNoWriMo

PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:57 pm
by Kimra
I always fail miserably, but the point is I give it a go. Which I'm always proud of. I'd be more proud if I finished the project, but considering my track record, starting is almost as impressive.

I'm gonna write a story about someone studying magic and they suck. It might reflect how much I suck at studying. Yay for originality.

Re: NaNoWriMo

PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:33 am
by Asherian
I fully intend to try, I'm working out an outline and general character concepts right now.

I'll admit, I'm letting my latest reading selections heavily influence it : / I'm currently planning on what will likely be a cheesetastic vampire romance series. At least partially cause there are a few things in the genre I haven't seen done I'd think would be fun ideas to play with, and because its something I'm sure I could spew words out at without to much difficulty.

After all the goal is size, not high concept. And well.. I've got a thing on for supernatural things right now, I have no idea why, but my reading reflects it.

Re: NaNoWriMo

PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:38 am
by DonRetrasado
I think I'm going for a Rollins-style mash of poetry, vignettes/short stories and journal entries randomly pasted into a book (they were quite literally cut and pasted into books and photocopied when he came out with his first book).

Re: NaNoWriMo

PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:16 am
by Kimra
May I venture we post the stuff as we write it on the forum? Just to see other people are doing it and how far along they've gotten.

No one would actually be obliged to read it.

Re: NaNoWriMo

PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:35 am
by carbonstealer
I could try and finish my Tobias series, or actually do work on the novel idea that I have been playing around with for a while. A whole novel is a lot during exam time though

Re: NaNoWriMo

PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:24 am
by Asherian
Truth to that, That might be fun Kimra if we do it in its own sub thread. Or maybe just links to our work somewhere else? That thing would get Massive real fast.

Re: NaNoWriMo

PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:09 am
by DonRetrasado
I'm thinking of opening a new forum specifically for NaNoWriMo writers to post, so that people can see and comment on everyone else's work. We'll have threads dedicated to each individual poster; you can't create a thread unless you're an author (we'll figure out how to do this later). I don't have these powers myself but I'll speak to Ed to make sure it's doable. Or would you guys like two threads each, one for commentary and one for posting your novels? But that sounds rather fucking convoluted so I'll doubt that'll happen.

Re: NaNoWriMo

PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:44 am
by Kimra
I think if people want to comment then the comments can be on the same thread. Not like it's be hard to distinguish. Umm... besides that I like the idea. I'm willing to participate. But maybe just make a thread for each person wanting to write and make it so no more threads can be made?

Possibly the whole concept is too much work, but if it's not that'd be fun. Even if we all give up or can't finish, it's always nice to have a support system for these sort of undertakings. :)

Re: NaNoWriMo

PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:52 am
by Edminster
DonRetrasado wrote: We'll have threads dedicated to each individual poster; you can't create a thread unless you're an author (we'll figure out how to do this later).

I've got two ways I can do this, I think. I have to check to make sure though. Gonna need a couple guinea pigs to test shit on. Who's up for maybe having their account destroyed through my half-semi-complete understanding of the forum's backend?

Re: NaNoWriMo

PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:28 am
by Kimra
Oh oh! Me!

Re: NaNoWriMo

PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:20 pm
by smiley_cow
Instead of risking someone's account, couldn't we just create a dummy account to test things?

Also, I was planning on having a public google docs folder for this and just linking for a thread. But if you guys want to get complicated, I strongly approve!