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Post by Areada on Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:42 pm

IT'S SO CLOSE.

I'm so busy right now it's just ridiculous (I say this a lot). Exams, projects, work, homework, lab, help help help. BUT I will do NaNoWriMo. No matter what. So do you all have ideas? Who is doing it? What are your ideas? Do you want to hear my ideas? *frantically planning between homework*
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Post by Nayaby on Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:25 pm

I want to do it! But I don't know if I'll be able tooooooo :'(

I want a TARDIS so I can take a vacation, finish my homework, take another vacation, and still make it to class on time tomorrow :/
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Post by MozytheHealer on Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:29 pm

I can't wait! I still haven't decided how to start it, though. I think I may just jump in in the middle of the climax.
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Post by Elfie on Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:01 am

I'm doing it for the first time!!! All the other times I planned to failed, but this time I WILL DO IT!

Yes, I have a story in my head for it, and already have a couple of short stories about the characters to get to know them, and have interviewed them.*

I don't plan stories anymore, because that kills it before I even BEGIN to write, so I'll just let the characters start and continue on their own way. Smile

I can't wait!!

*Someone on the Nano forums posted 30 questions you should answer/'ask' your characters to know more about them.
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Post by Areada on Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:26 pm

I love those 30 questions things! I shall do them this afternoon! PROCRASTINATION.

Oh dear...

My story is one I've been working on in my head forever-I have rough drafts of things and am constantly writing down snippets of scenes that may or may not ever actually be in the story. It's been a very long work in progress, but I figured it's time to sit down and just write the dratted thing because really, I need to get out of the planning stage. I just thought up a new magic system, which is good, and got some new ideas in the mix to freshen things up. My characters are looking great, I know where they start and I know where they need to end up, and I am looking forward to writing about all the inbetween things!
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Post by Areada on Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:06 pm

HELP

I was wondering

maybe

tentatively

if anyone would be interested in commenting and critiquing a very vague summary of the first bits of my story.

Not anything very put together

just sort of character musings and situations (and where I am confused about motivations) and plot-ish bits and things.

just before I dive in for NaNoWriMo, you know.
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Post by Nayaby on Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:21 pm

Certainly! You'll have to wait until Thursday-Friday-ish though, because I have another midterm tomorrow...

*headdesk*
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Post by Areada on Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:57 pm

Thank you! I will message it your way sometime today.

If anyone else is interested in critiquing and commenting (I would so love your opinions and critiques) I will totally message you my 'building blocks' summary. I respect the sense of story that you all have very much so yeah... : )


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Post by Elfie on Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:54 pm

I'm not much of a critiquer, but if you still want people to do so, I wouldn't mind reading it and offering what advice I can. Smile

November is so close now! I'm so excited! I've been itching to start writing!
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Post by Areada on Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:30 am

That would be lovely, Elfie. : ) I really appreciate it.
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Post by Nayaby on Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:26 pm

I DID IT!

I must have been struck by dear Calliope!

I'm pretty excited by the idea that came to me Very Happy

The titular character shall be The Illusionist. Who is the Illusionist, you ask? That is a very good question Wink And kind of the whole premise of the story. I'm using this character with the idea that it's a 50,000 word novella, and the way I envision it doesn't leave much room for a sequel.

Anyway, the two main characters are a young woman working several part-time jobs to pay her way through university and eventually law school, and a young man who's homeless and tries to survive through street performance. The young woman doesn't actually want to go to law school, by the way. She's being pressured by her parents, particularly her father who's a lawyer.

One day, in hustle-bustle Toronto, an Illusionist comes to town to perform. Both the young man and woman end up getting tickets (they don't buy them, the Illusionist gives them to them). They go to see the show and are both touched deeply by the amazing things the Illusionist can do. They meet each other at the show (cue romance *cough*) and the next day find out that the Illusionist has vanished as quickly as he appeared.

Cue some detective work trying to figure out who the Illusionist was, and where he came from, and where he went, and all that sort of stuff. The ending is something I've more of less come up with-ish, and it's pretty sad but disguised as a happy ending. Or maybe it's a happy ending disguised as a sad ending...?
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Post by MozytheHealer on Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:16 pm

OHMYGOSHITSTARTSONTHURSDAY!!!!

I'm excited. I still have to figure out two more backstories, and the actual plot...Yeah...My novel is a sort of Futuristic Steampunk and Cyberpunk mesh, and it's a heist novel, but I haven't figured out what the exact heist is going to be. Any idea help would be appreciated on that note.

I've also gotta figure out how I'm going to start it, but I've still got some time, and once I've figured out what the main plot is going to be I can start with the climax.

That sounds really awesome, Nayaby. :{D
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Post by Areada on Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:56 am

I have a question for you lovely people!

There is a big thread on the NaNoWriMo forums about fantasy names, but I didn't want to wade through it and thought I'd just ask you guys instead.

Clashing 'made up' names with 'real names'. How do you feel about this?
I ask because for the most part I mess around with names, not really always making them up completely. But sometimes there will just be a normal name hanging around. Some people really hate this, apparently. Do you all have opinions? I always try to not mix completely normal with completely outrageously fantastical (like...William and Kyraalamere) but in general, what are your feelings on this subject? I would love to know.

P.S. Nice story idea, Nayaby! It sounds wonderfully mysterious.
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Post by Nayaby on Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:16 am

In Star Wars we have names like Luke paired up with Obi-Wan! I don't have a problem with fantasy names being mixed with real-world names, as long as they fit in the context of the story. William and Kyraalamere could go together if William was an ordinary human, and Kyraalamere was a... unicorn! But there's no way those names could really go together if the two were the same species in the same culture. Characters from vastly different cultures, on the other hand, could have vastly different names.

On the other hand, all the people in William's home town should have names like Elizabeth and Kyle. No Kyraalameres there! (Unless of course, it's a major plot point that involves cultural differences).
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Post by Areada on Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:28 am

ONE MORE NANOWRIMO HELP THING

I need a good term like captain or commander for a character. I've been calling them a warlord, but that's not quite right for the character. HALP. I want to show you all my synopsis, but I need this one word to GET FIXED.

NANOWRIMO EVEEEEEEEEEEE

*spazz spazz spazz*

I TAKE THIS REALLY SERIOUSLY GUYS

(oh and THANK YOU for the name input, Nayaby!)

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Post by MozytheHealer on Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:38 am

YAYAYAYAYAY

I'm thinking that I will stay up 'till midnight and write my first words right at the stroke of midnight.

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Post by Nayaby on Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:48 am

If you're talking about who I'm thinking about, is General a good title? Grand General might work, considering the details of his occupation. Also, Royal High Commander, or Twelfth Superior, or you could make up a new word.
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Post by Areada on Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:20 am

High Commander has a nice ring to it. New word is in consideration...

I could just call them 'conqueror'. It could be a cultural thing. The head of the army MUST be a conqueror of some sort, or they wouldn't have their position.
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Post by Areada on Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:27 am

Here's a thought. I had this 'name' idea where the 'last name' of this character would be the country, spelled backwards in order to show how important they were. The closer their name or title is to the country, the more important they are. So maybe I just call them that and that is their title. But I still need a better thing for the synopsis. Perhaps high commander or 'the conqueror' can work there.
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Post by Areada on Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:29 am

THE SYNOPSIS MUST BE PERFECT

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Post by Nayaby on Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:40 am

Ehehe, no cheating! You must not start actual writing until tomorrow Razz

Just enjoy your sister's mutilated portal-cake pumpkin until then!
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Post by MozytheHealer on Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:45 am

Don't remind me about the pumpkin. It makes me frustrated because I still have to finish it. I'm so glad I didn't do GlaDOS...

NANOOOOWRRIIIMOOOOOO!!!!!

I must go finish figuring out how to start my novel... :{D
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Post by Elfie on Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:59 pm

Seven more hours until midnight!!!!! Since I stay up late anyway, I'm following Mozy's example and starting then. Or soon after. Smile


I love the ideas you guys have for your stories!
I might post a small summary in the writing forum, just to get some comments maybe, if no one minds. Especially if I need someone to push me in another direction/see something obvious. xD
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Post by Nayaby on Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:22 pm

Hehe, I still have class to worry about, so I won't be staying up until midnight to start. If I write ~2000 words a day, I should be more or less good though.

It's a bit daunting of a task :/ 2000 words isn't difficult, but I need to prioritize my homework. Also, I'm starting work as a part-time medical secretary soon. I love my dad and his connections. This'll be amazing for my resume!
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Post by Areada on Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:27 pm

I am allowed to write a synopsis! It will not go into my overall word count! It is simply a bit of dramatic writing that not only gets me on track for what the first bits of my story should be like, it also lets people know about my story and what I'm working with and some of the characters involved.

I WILL BE WRITING AT MIDNIGHT AS WELL. In my Halloween costume! THE BEST WAY TO CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN.

I am so excited write now.
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