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Unread 09-16-2011, 05:27 PM   #16
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I'm all for writing the same story. If someone posted a prompt of some kind...?

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Unread 09-16-2011, 05:54 PM   #17
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I'm all for writing the same story. If someone posted a prompt of some kind...?
How about

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Unread 09-16-2011, 06:01 PM   #18
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That was too obvious.
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Unread 09-16-2011, 09:40 PM   #19
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I'm alllll about writing the same story. Especially because I have no good ideas yet.
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Unread 09-17-2011, 10:48 AM   #20
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I'm alllll about writing the same story. Especially because I have no good ideas yet.
Think about it. 3 or 4 (or 5) members of a CGR-like website...on the way to a MtlFest-like get-together. Each one has an adventure getting there....fictional of course...but still.

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Unread 09-17-2011, 11:59 AM   #21
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Think about it. 3 or 4 (or 5) members of a CGR-like website...on the way to a MtlFest-like get-together. Each one has an adventure getting there....fictional of course...but still.

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I vote this one.
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Unread 09-18-2011, 06:08 AM   #22
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I vote this one.
I do as well.
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Unread 09-18-2011, 12:52 PM   #23
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I don't know, guys. Maybe because I haven't been to one, but I actually want to publish someday. I need a story I can sell. I don't think people outside CGR would buy that.
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Unread 09-19-2011, 06:58 AM   #24
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I don't know, guys. Maybe because I haven't been to one, but I actually want to publish someday. I need a story I can sell. I don't think people outside CGR would buy that.
I can see it selling actually, but...

Everyone who does NaNoWriMo has different motivations. A lot (probably most) of the people who do it have no intention of ever selling their writing in any form, so obviously they aren't as picky.
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I don't know, guys. Maybe because I haven't been to one, but I actually want to publish someday. I need a story I can sell. I don't think people outside CGR would buy that.
Walk before you run, my friend. Do NaNoWriMo. If you like what you did, polish it, edit, do what you will. If no, then right click and delete. My experience is that editing often renders a different story.

Later, take the NaNoWriMo idea and just make another month, or two, or whatever your own PersonalNoWriMo(s).
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Unread 09-19-2011, 09:51 AM   #26
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Walk before you run, my friend. Do NaNoWriMo. If you like what you did, polish it, edit, do what you will. If no, then right click and delete. My experience is that editing often renders a different story.

Later, take the NaNoWriMo idea and just make another month, or two, or whatever your own PersonalNoWriMo(s).
I see what you mean. My first novel was in six weeks, and I loved what it was when I finished but after three revisions, I sacked it. I was sort of sick of it.
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I see what you mean. My first novel was in six weeks, and I loved what it was when I finished but after three revisions, I sacked it. I was sort of sick of it.
My first long form work -- and really only truly long form work to date -- was a hand-written manuscript that was in first revision when a home accident destroyed most of it (the water heater in the closet where I kept it blew out). For a long time I mourned it as my great lost work, thinking it was akin to Hemingway's stories he lost in the suitcase at the train station, but I recently found a few pages of it that survived, and...it was ____. ____. ____.

Sometimes the universe saves us the trouble.

The funny part is that I have no idea how those surviving pages got to where they were, because I have moved twice since that accident.
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Oh right. I had forgotten about this. 0/3 so far. I might make it this year.
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And I've had another one of my Fantastic 10:30 at Night Ideas™

We'll see how this goes.
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I have a few ideas for quirky things to do with my novel. I don't know if I'll do them or not. Others are welcome to steal of course.

1. No names. Refer to every character by some nickname based on the situation in which the MC meets them. For example, someone met in a coffee shop could be referred to as Coffee Girl.

2. Have 25 chapters, named The X, where each X is one of the 25 most common nouns in English in descending order of frequency. So the chapter names would be: The Time, The Person, The Year, The Way, The Day, The Thing, The Man, The World, The Life, The Hand, The Part, The Child, The Eye, The Woman, The Place, The Work, The Week, The Case, The Point, The Government, The Company, The Number, The Group, The Problem, The Fact.
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