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Post by Nopon on 1st October 2013, 4:59 pm

Heeeeeeeeeeeeello everybody!

This is Lux, welcoming you to a new year of NaNo!

For those of you who are unaware, National Novel Writing Month is November, and the challenge is simple.

30 days
50,000 words
1 writer

The basic goal of NaNo is to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days.It might sound hard, or pointless, but its both fun and fulfilling.

The difficulty is on purpose, they chose a 30 day month which is full of holiday antics to show the writers one thing, if they can write a novel in the toughest month of all, they can do it any time during the year.

The point? It gives a deadline, a goal, to motivate you to write. Do you think you have what it takes to write?

Here's the official site

you can make an account there where they send motivational messages from authors and also keep track of your word count as well as use cool widgets to compare word count to yourself, and others.

For now, we will use this thread to help prepare for the coming month. Let the ideas rain down!

Word War:



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Post by Lief Katano on 1st October 2013, 5:11 pm

We're in October.


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Post by Caprizant on 1st October 2013, 8:42 pm

Yes we are. Talking about your novel in November doesn't get the writing done, though.


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Post by Lief Katano on 1st October 2013, 9:24 pm

I'd write a novel, but I have no idea on where to get started.


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Post by Guest on 2nd October 2013, 1:33 am

Still simmering ideas that will (hopefully) make me the richest, most powerful man in the world not be a pile of crap. I think I may have a good idea to try out though.

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Post by Nopon on 2nd October 2013, 9:16 am

Erdrick wrote:We're in October.
well, unless you're a punster(some one who makes up their story as they go) planning in October what you're gonna write is a good idea

Erdrick wrote:I'd write a novel, but I have no idea on where to get started.
do you have any ideas or concepts or themes you would like to write?

jokool wrote:Still simmering ideas that will (hopefully) make me the richest, most powerful man in the world not be a pile of crap. I think I may have a good idea to try out though.
can I ask what it is :D
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Post by Guest on 2nd October 2013, 4:18 pm

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jokool wrote:Still simmering ideas that will (hopefully) make me the richest, most powerful man in the world not be a pile of crap. I think I may have a good idea to try out though.
can I ask what it is :D
Well, still working out some things with it, but it's going to have an anime-like setting using some Japanese/Chinese mythology.

It took me a while to figure out what to put it (thought about Zodiac creatures at one point), but I've settled on something involving the four guardians of the four directions (North, East, South, West).

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Post by Lief Katano on 2nd October 2013, 4:36 pm

Lux wrote:
Erdrick wrote:I'd write a novel, but I have no idea on where to get started.
do you have any ideas or concepts or themes you would like to write?
My subconscience is telling me to do something with the Final Fantasy summons...one of the themes I comiced about before was the summons being most of the soldiers, with few people using traditional weapons and most of them just assisting/tag teaming with their summons.


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Post by Nopon on 2nd October 2013, 6:59 pm

both of those sound pretty interesting XD

mine is gonna be that idea I posted a while ago :P

of a world where people now have super powers and the story focuses around the antics of some people who work at a company :P
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Post by Guest on 17th October 2013, 9:23 pm

...I feel so pathetic... Anger

My ideas always sound so good in my head, but when I start planning them out, or think about how they work, or some other thing...they never work out like I think they will and I start finding flaws in everything I think of....

Example: My current idea for NaNoWriMo sounded so good, but I have no idea how to start it off... I thought about a prequel-like story to the original idea, but then thought that would be better for later on.

So now I'm going back to the original idea I had, but I still don't know how to start the series (yes, I have multiple novels planed (probably not all at once though)).... I'm also having trouble developing the characters and other things and......

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SOMETHING I CAN BE PROUD OF!!! Bawling

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Post by Nopon on 17th October 2013, 9:32 pm

Don't worry Jokool, I felt the same way the first time I picked up the (figurative) pen :P

You just have to decide what ideas to use when and decide where you want to start, and where you want to end, the rest sorta fills itself in(though smashing your head against the desk helps sometimes)

if you need some help go ahead and ask, we can bounce ideas off each other
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Post by Nopon on 26th October 2013, 9:24 pm

NaNo is fast approaching, did you make an account yet? If so post it so we can add each other as writing buddies :D

http://nanowrimo.org/participants/lux-kihote
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Post by Guest on 27th October 2013, 10:55 am

Made an account a while ago: http://nanowrimo.org/participants/jokool

Also added you as a buddy! :D

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Post by Nopon on 28th October 2013, 2:08 pm

added you :D

also check your region's forum: http://nanowrimo.org/regions

Some places are having kick off parties where you can meet other writers :D
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Post by Nopon on 31st October 2013, 8:25 pm

It starts tomorrow :O

everyone ready?

everyone pumped?

Get yo widgets here!

and then post it :P

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