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NaNoWriMo - Online Fiction

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by pmcbooks, Oct 19, 2005.

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  1. pmcbooks

    pmcbooks Member

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    Well, now that Lights Out is finished (thanks halffast!) I hope there are others who will be writing fiction geared for THR types. I'm planning on participating in National Novel Writing Month. For those who don't know, NaNoWriMo is a chance to bust out that 50,000 word novel you've got in you in one month. Just sit down, slog through it and get it done. It's quantity over quality to be sure, but after 30 days (the month of November) it's DONE and not just kicking around forever. Here's the website: http://www.nanowrimo.org

    Hope others who want to spin some 2A tall tales will sign up too, and post their intent in this thread so we can keep our virtual bookshelves stocked.
     
  2. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

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    That's a novel? I've got chapters more substantial than that.
     
  3. ACP230

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    Almost everyone in my immediate family is talking about trying this.
    I have too much other stuff to write, so won't be joining in.
     
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    Would be fun, but i know it would be crappy. It takes me 4 monhs just to write and edit (and re edit, and re edit...) 20 pgs.
     
  5. Devonai

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    With a detailed outline ready to go, 50k words in one month is easy. I wrote all four of my 100k+ novels in less than seven weeks, thanks to a well-thought-out outline.

    I remember reading about the contest last year. It's tempting, and I have a story ready to go, but I'm not sure I'd get enough exposure to make it worthwhile.
     
  6. Correia

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    Standing Wolf, good luck with something that big. :) Believe me, I know. Right now the publishing market for first timers is around 120,000 words. I'm stuck, with interest from a respected house that really likes my work, but my book is 205,000 words and just too long for the genre. Cutting is a whole lot harder than writing.

    If you guys have it in you, go for it. Crank that sucker out. You can always go back and tweak later.
     
  7. KriegHund

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    Cut the book in half. That way, if a publisher will publish half, you have the next peice ready to go to make them even more money.
     
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    Yes, but do you send them the top half or the bottom half? Makes continuity a bit of a problem...

    :neener: :D
     
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    Preacher,

    Every other page. :neener: :D right back at you.:evil:
     
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