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Post by Foggy » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:42 pm

50,000 words in 30 days is 1,667 words per day. Foghorn Math™.I'm thinkin' about it. I always wanted to write a novel, and I got a rough outline.


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Post by Addie » Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:29 am

Great, Fogs. Would you mind moving that threadjack (I started :oops:) over here? So we'll be all organized and shit. Thanks.


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Post by Foggy » Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:44 am

Done. But there's no way I'm going to be able to write a thousand words a day in November. I'll just have to be a spectator.Also moved the thread to American Culture & Current Events. ;;)


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Post by Addie » Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:30 am

Classy :D


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Post by Addie » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:57 am

So I was thinking. :flirty:





We have over two weeks before [link]Nano starts,http://www.nanowrimo.org[/link], though you can enter your novel project for November today.





Ahead of it, I was thinking of trying a smaller challenge to get limbered up: a short story of 1000-1500 words, unrelated to Nanowrimo, based on a [link]randomly generated title,http://www.writingexercises.co.uk/story ... erator.php[/link]. If you think you can do this, please join in, even if you're not participating in Nano this year or have never written a short story in your life. Write a sentence inspired by the title you select and then write another one. Keep doing that.





Any takers? :pp:





These are some of the titles the machine came up with:





The Orange In The Snow




The Hidden Fireplace




Too Late For Regrets




After The Flood




Footprints In The Blood




Caught Between Two Worlds




The Empty Mirror


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Post by kate520 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:31 am

I'm not sure I have time, what with life and all, :roll: but I went to check out the title generator and I gotGirl on a RaftSo, yeah. I'll try. Working on the NaNoWriMo outline, too. :dontwanttolook:


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Post by Addie » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:43 am

By the way, I decided to try out this online writing software called [link]Yarny,http://www.getyarny.com/[/link]. It's pretty simple once you sign up. I figure I'll leave the window open in my browser and bang away at the short story as I go about my usual day. It will be nice if the software doesn't fail me (or I don't fail me). But I wanted to give it a run. We'll see how it goes.


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Post by SueDB » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:51 am

By the way, I decided to try out this online writing software called [link]Yarny,http://www.getyarny.com/[/link]. It's pretty simple once you sign up. I figure I'll leave the window open in my browser and bang away at the short story as I go about my usual day. It will be nice if the software doesn't fail me (or I don't fail me). But I wanted to give it a run. We'll see how it goes.kewl - I'd be interested in your opinion. 8-)


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Post by listeme » Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:20 am

Oooh. I've been looking for something better (for the things I need) than google docs -- and I don't like Pages.I'll try yarny out on a title prompt, sure!Thanks for the tips.(I have Scrivener but it doesn't yet suit my brain. I don't know why.)


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Post by Addie » Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:33 am

I used Scrivener when I had my iMac (RIP). I liked it a lot, as I've liked other writing systems to an extent. However, for me, they're overly complicated. I tend to get more use out of something very simple like [link]FocusWriter,http://gottcode.org/focuswriter/[/link] to knock out drafts and then copy to a word processor for proofing and formatting. I saw Yarny mentioned on the Nano forum and people speak well of it. This is a good opportunity to give it a shot. I also like Calligra Author, which is Linux and still in Beta, so a little iffy to rely on, but it has that very basic approach I like, too.


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Post by listeme » Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:41 am

However, for me, they're overly complicated.I think this is exactly the problem -- and they create visual busyness, which pings against my brain until I shut it off in exasperation. (The program, not my brain.)


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Post by SueDB » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:03 am

However, for me, they're overly complicated.I think this is exactly the problem -- and they create visual busyness, which pings against my brain until I shut it off in exasperation. (The program, not my brain.)It seems like you find a nice simple program to use, then the writers add "features" with each version that complicates just about everything. :-? :( :(


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Post by Patagoniagirl » Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:59 am

So, I spent the morning on a thought for a short story. Where will we post these?



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Post by Patagoniagirl » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:13 pm

I was so inspired and unintimidated to do a short story that I am done. Warts and all. Empty Mirror.



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Post by Addie » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:38 pm

Maybe Foggy has a little corner of the site for us? We can excerpt the opening paragraphs here and link to the full stories. Wow, you're fast, P-Girl. I thought I was really moving. I'm glad you hopped on --> I think we can wait for the last week in October to exhibit, so everybody has a good chance to finish. Okay?So, I spent the morning on a thought for a short story. Where will we post these?


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Post by Patagoniagirl » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:45 pm

Maybe Foggy has a little corner of the site for us? We can excerpt the opening paragraphs here and link to the full stories. Wow, you're fast, P-Girl. I thought I was really moving. I'm glad you hopped on --> I think we can wait for the last week in October to exhibit, so everybody has a good chance to finish. Okay?So, I spent the morning on a thought for a short story. Where will we post these?I was inspired and the story just burst out. Empty Mirror!



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Post by Addie » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:57 pm

I went with the first one that came up for me, "The Orange In The Snow." It will be interesting to read different stories from people who might have selected the same titles.


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Post by Addie » Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:24 pm

My story's finished already. It can stand some polishing and I want to shave off an extra 250 words I ended up with, but it came together surprisingly fast (for me) in two days.


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Post by Patagoniagirl » Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:34 pm

I want to read it NOW!



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Post by Addie » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:01 pm

No no, we should release together, so we're all embarrassed together :P


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Post by kate520 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:19 pm

:o Bothaya! Good going! I'm still in the thinking stages...Tomorrow is free and I'm inspired. :D


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Post by Addie » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:26 pm

GOKATE :cheer:


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Post by verbalobe » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:37 pm

I'll do one. I love prompts.



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Post by Foggy » Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:14 pm

Maybe Foggy has a little corner of the site for us?What do you have in mind? I could make a separate forum and each short story could be the first post in a thread (a post can have 60,000 characters, yanno) and then people could comment on the story in the remainder of the thread. 'Course, you could do that on your own, just put 'em all in the lounge.Or we could put them all on a separate page not on the forum but on the site somewhere else.You know I'll do whatever makes the most sense, Addy, so think about what you really want. But I've had a long day. I'm gonna get off the board and check in tomorrow. I got a shorty if I can find time to write it.


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