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Offline thatollie

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Re: The Grand 2015 National Novel Writing Month Thread
« Reply #30 on: October 11, 2015, 08:03:48 PM »
Interesting problem.

There are two options when fighting off any attack.  One is to counter it with superior force/intelligence.

The other is misdirection, tricking the attacker into attacking someone else.   if you have two attackers the smart trick is to fool them into fighting each other.

There is a third option.  Blind luck.  But a novelist can't get away with this too often.

I haven't decided who among my main cast I'm going to unleash it upon yet, but whoever gets it is in for a fight.

Dang, I just found out that I have to travel November 5th through the 8th and won't be able to write a lick. I'll have to figure how to plan around that.

3 days is 5,000 words, try to get as much ahead before you go as you can and then parse the rest out throughout the month.
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Re: The Grand 2015 National Novel Writing Month Thread
« Reply #31 on: October 12, 2015, 11:07:02 AM »
I'd love to join, but since it's a really huge task I don't feel like undertaking it in English. I understand that you can write in any language : can anyone confirm this? Thanks

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Re: The Grand 2015 National Novel Writing Month Thread
« Reply #32 on: October 12, 2015, 11:19:31 AM »
I tried this a couple years back.  Didn't quite get through the whole thing, but didn't do so bad, I suppose.  May be time to try again...

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Re: The Grand 2015 National Novel Writing Month Thread - NaNo
« Reply #33 on: October 12, 2015, 11:53:04 AM »
I'd love to join, but since it's a really huge task I don't feel like undertaking it in English. I understand that you can write in any language : can anyone confirm this? Thanks

Catherine, no one will be reading your work on NaNo, they only use a word counter to post your results. So you can write in the language of your choice.

I hadn't thought of this before, but it makes sense because there are people who join in from all over.  8)
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Re: The Grand 2015 National Novel Writing Month Thread - NaNo
« Reply #34 on: October 12, 2015, 12:30:01 PM »
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So you can write in the language of your choice.

Thank you Alice, you confirm what I thought. So let's go! I'll join :D

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Re: The Grand 2015 National Novel Writing Month Thread - NaNo
« Reply #35 on: October 12, 2015, 12:34:10 PM »
Thank you Alice, you confirm what I thought. So let's go! I'll join :D

Good for you Catherine.  ;D
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Re: The Grand 2015 National Novel Writing Month Thread - NaNo
« Reply #36 on: October 12, 2015, 06:01:36 PM »
I did it  ;D

 
I've just been deep inside NaNo's site and finally committed myself, both in mind and body, to giving this years another serious go.

Should anyone wish to add me to your Buddy list, my name there is Alice F.


What is your listed name?
I'm there as Catherine F.

A big thank you to Gyppo, whose 4 years old advice found here http://mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=39739.0
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Re: The Grand 2015 National Novel Writing Month Thread - NaNo
« Reply #37 on: October 12, 2015, 06:32:42 PM »
Catherine.  Glad the advice is still useful.

Every little advantage helps when you're writing full-time.

I hope you'll find some of the other advice helpful as well.

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Re: The Grand 2015 National Novel Writing Month Thread
« Reply #38 on: October 12, 2015, 07:27:55 PM »
I'd love to join, but since it's a really huge task I don't feel like undertaking it in English. I understand that you can write in any language : can anyone confirm this? Thanks

While you can write in any language, I would say that you should write in the one you intend to use in your "writing life". Nanowrimo is a great learning experience.
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Re: The Grand 2015 National Novel Writing Month Thread - NaNo
« Reply #39 on: October 13, 2015, 02:03:56 AM »
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I hope you'll find some of the other advice helpful as well.

Gyppo
Oh yes Gyppo, all useful  :)

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I would say that you should write in the one you intend to use in your "writing life"
Idiot Savant, so far I have an english-only experience in writing, but I am non native which makes it difficult for me in the long run. But I must admit I find it uneasy/artificial to write in french.  ???
It will be an experiment.

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Re: The Grand 2015 National Novel Writing Month Thread
« Reply #40 on: October 14, 2015, 08:12:39 PM »
Something I would recommend for everyone to do soon is go on the nanowrimo site and create your novel. You get a fancy word count bar for it.

Once you're signed in, hover over "MY NANOWRIMO" in the side bar and click on "MY NOVELS". Then input all your current info on the novel into the fields. You can declare your title, genre, upload a front cover and write a synopsis (if you want to do any of those things).

This is an important step; once it's done then you are officially in the game for real.

and don't forget to click save at the bottom of the page.

While you're there, you can also add me to your buddy list.
http://nanowrimo.org/participants/thatollie
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Re: The Grand 2015 National Novel Writing Month Thread
« Reply #41 on: October 15, 2015, 02:37:10 AM »
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I would recommend for everyone to do soon is go on the nanowrimo site and create your novel.
IS thanks for the advice (I suppose the details (title, synopsis, cover) can be filled up later?)
I thought I had to wait till the 1/11 to do this.

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Re: The Grand 2015 National Novel Writing Month Thread
« Reply #42 on: October 15, 2015, 03:02:32 AM »
Something I would recommend for everyone to do soon is go on the nanowrimo site and create your novel. You get a fancy word count bar for it.

Once you're signed in, hover over "MY NANOWRIMO" in the side bar and click on "MY NOVELS". Then input all your current info on the novel into the fields. You can declare your title, genre, upload a front cover and write a synopsis (if you want to do any of those things).

This is an important step; once it's done then you are officially in the game for real.

and don't forget to click save at the bottom of the page.

While you're there, you can also add me to your buddy list.
http://nanowrimo.org/participants/thatollie

Thanks, Idiot Savant, v useful info. 😀
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Re: The Grand 2015 National Novel Writing Month Thread
« Reply #43 on: October 15, 2015, 06:04:18 AM »
I'm going to give it a go as well, I think. I find deadlines quite useful in applying bottom to seat and actually typing…good luck to everyone!

(Catherine, I'm fascinated by the fact that English is your second (?) language, but you find it harder to write in French. Have you always written in English, or is there something in writing in a different language which gives a sort of freedom perhaps? Can it help in experimentation or creativity? I have no idea, but I find it very interesting! Bonne chance with Nano! :) )

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Re: The Grand 2015 National Novel Writing Month Thread
« Reply #44 on: October 15, 2015, 07:53:05 AM »

(Catherine, I'm fascinated by the fact that English is your second (?) language, but you find it harder to write in French. Have you always written in English, or is there something in writing in a different language which gives a sort of freedom perhaps? Can it help in experimentation or creativity? I have no idea, but I find it very interesting! Bonne chance with Nano! :) )

I don't "sound" right in French. Maybe neither do I in English, but at least I'm not as aware of it since I don't master English as I do French  :)
It is a matter of "voice" and of self-consciousness I reckon. Technically it is much easier for me to write in French, I "go" faster and longer, which is why I'll do Nanowrimo in French...
Good luck!

PS: RR, it is why translations always give a different feeling than original language: some authors just cannot be translated (in a literary sense, not plot-wise)