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  • MetalDog 29 Sep 2011 16:22:01 23,708 posts
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    Oh, Boo. Don't pretend you didn't eat any Ryan last year. You wore his scalp as a hat for three days!

    As for shit writing:
    "The first draft of anything is shit." ~ Ernest Hemingway

    -- boobs do nothing for me, I want moustaches and chest hair.

  • localnotail 29 Sep 2011 16:22:52 23,093 posts
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    Oh boy.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • fatboy996 29 Sep 2011 16:24:25 237 posts
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    I will try this year, I shall be writing a story. My life is not interesting enough for a blog.
  • boo 29 Sep 2011 16:40:33 11,703 posts
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    That was just a sandwich that looked a bit like him!

    /nudges bones under sofa with foot

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  • Metalfish 29 Sep 2011 18:53:01 8,787 posts
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    Sign me up. I will fail so hard they'll have to send in a team of crack scientists in to find out what the hell happened and where all the monsters are coming from.
  • boo 29 Sep 2011 20:10:18 11,703 posts
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    Excellent!
    Welcome to round 2, Mr Fish!

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  • MetalDog 29 Sep 2011 21:07:41 23,708 posts
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    Fresh victims for the ever-growing army of the insane.

    -- boobs do nothing for me, I want moustaches and chest hair.

  • Metalfish 29 Sep 2011 22:07:06 8,787 posts
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    Alright: Blog link. With a little bit of grist for the writing mill to boot.
  • Deleted user 30 September 2011 00:25:07
    I'm in, won't have a blog setup for another few days though.
  • boo 30 Sep 2011 07:12:04 11,703 posts
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    Splendid, splendid.
    Already a much bigger starting line-up than last year and we still have a month to go before the flag drops.

    I can hear the hum of creativity and it's deafening!
    So, like, I heard it for a bit.
    And then I couldn't, because I lost my hearing. Due to the deafness.
    And...
    Umm...

    It's early!

    /goes back to sleep

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  • steve1979 30 Sep 2011 07:25:01 1,988 posts
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    I don't have a blog yet, although it something I need to sort out before the end of the year.
  • boo 30 Sep 2011 08:22:23 11,703 posts
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    But will you be joining us for Writingfest '11?

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  • steve1979 30 Sep 2011 08:40:53 1,988 posts
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    Yeah, why not. I planned on doing Nano this year as I really need to get book 2 finished, so this is perfect.
  • Deleted user 1 October 2011 20:29:36
    Chucked up a blank wordpress site for now - http://www.chrisgrapes.co.uk/nano/

    Debating whether to stick to my usual writing ethics and stick to a basic but solid plot or go against my natural inclination and just mash things together eclectically and see what happens.
  • Deleted user 1 October 2011 20:42:55
    Blog URL here: http://2011uwc.blogspot.com/view/timeslide

    There is content.
  • GrandpaUlrira 1 Oct 2011 20:52:16 3,753 posts
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    Bad news, meme: your FastCGI pool is full. You might want to empty it.
  • Deleted user 1 October 2011 21:35:50
    Probably some nonsense at my hoster's end, they've been a bit flaky all day. Seems to be working now though.
  • boo 4 Oct 2011 10:00:52 11,703 posts
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    Had a brainstorming session yesterday and chucked any number of ridiculous ideas in the air. Sifted through the results, and I think the beginnings of a coherent plot are starting to emerge.

    Come on November!

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  • MetalDog 4 Oct 2011 10:07:14 23,708 posts
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    Only 27 days to go. This time next month we'll be wondering why we were so keen =D

    I was reminding myself on the train this morning that for all the plotwork I've done, I still don't know my opening scene, so the 1st could still turn into a staring at a blank page situation.

    @meme - you're 404ing

    -- boobs do nothing for me, I want moustaches and chest hair.

  • MightyMouse 4 Oct 2011 10:08:26 1,127 posts
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    Think I'll do this this year, since I've meant to for the past several.
  • Rhythm 4 Oct 2011 10:40:53 2,463 posts
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    I got two days into last year but the urge to write has been niggling me all year so I need to have another go, for sure. Will sort a new blog out at lunchtime today
  • boo 4 Oct 2011 10:47:43 11,703 posts
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    Excellent!
    November is going to be one huge blur of reading and writing!

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  • boo 4 Oct 2011 10:58:00 11,703 posts
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    MetalDog wrote:
    I was reminding myself on the train this morning that for all the plotwork I've done, I still don't know my opening scene, so the 1st could still turn into a staring at a blank page situation.


    Grinder looked up as the door opened. He'd been concentrating hard on a tiny circuit and it took his eyes a few seconds to refocus. The figure in the doorway was surrounded by light from the corridor, and appeared as a small, stocky silhouette. He frowned.

    'Hello?'

    The figure stepped forward into the light of the room and Grinder's mouth fell open in a mixture of delight and confusion.

    'But, but...'

    He didn't know what else to say.

    'But... but...'

    'Monkey?'

    She smiled at him.

    But... some bastard killed you!'

    She walked over and slapped him on the shoulder.

    'Death?' she said with a raised eyebrow.

    'I kicked his arse!'

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  • MetalDog 4 Oct 2011 11:05:28 23,708 posts
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    I think there would be more swearwords if that conversation ever happened =D

    -- boobs do nothing for me, I want moustaches and chest hair.

  • Rhythm 4 Oct 2011 13:26:25 2,463 posts
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    So, blog posting - what's the deal? Do people post the day's output or are these used as more of a journal of what's happening on a day-to-day basis?

    Mine: Difficult First Book

    Edit - we looking for NaNoWriMo usernames? Either way, mine's DJMorton. Looking for buddies! :-D
  • MetalDog 4 Oct 2011 13:38:21 23,708 posts
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    @Rhythm - it's mostly the days output that goes up.

    -- boobs do nothing for me, I want moustaches and chest hair.

  • Rhythm 4 Oct 2011 13:41:20 2,463 posts
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    Cool, that makes it easier. The idea of outputting 1500~2000 words and then detailing exploits for the day would be a touch too far ;-)
  • boo 4 Oct 2011 13:42:07 11,703 posts
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    Blogs.

    Last year, some of us decided to post our output as a daily chapter or thereabouts. Some days you've got nothing to post, other days you get the bit between your teeth and either put up a massive post, or two or three smaller posts.
    Me, I aimed for a 2,000 word chunk every day.

    It's nothing to do with the official NaNoWriMo process, but it concentrates the mind as, as mentioned earlier, it allows other people to read and then comment on your ongoing story, question the writer, poke the writer when the output seems to have dried up and so on.

    Quite often this led to new ideas, helped when somebody found themselves stuck down a dead end etc etc.

    If that's not your style, and you prefer to spend 29 days thinking about it, and then bang out 50,000 in the final 24 hours, feel free.

    There's no pressure to post anything if you don't want to, but it definitely adds to the camaraderie and the all-in-this-together, bunker mentality.

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  • boo 4 Oct 2011 13:43:26 11,703 posts
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    Good call on the NaNo usernames.

    I'll add something to the OP.

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  • steve1979 4 Oct 2011 13:52:39 1,988 posts
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    My NaNo username is steve_mchugh
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