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« on: November 05, 2004, 06:09:05 PM »

Yup, thought this section looked a bit bare and...ssssuddenly, out of the blue, thought about NaNoWriMo.  I was going to do it last time, but only found out about it half way through the month.

Anyhoo...for those who do not know http://www.nanowrimo.org/modules/cjaycontent/index.php?id=2  They organise this thing every year, for the month of November.  Don't ask me why, but they do, and apparently a few half decent novels come out of it each time scratch  For those with a yearning for discipline, it might be the very thing they've been looking for...Neuro Wink
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2004, 06:53:33 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2004, 07:12:40 PM »

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Ummm yes it is!

Nay, nay...thrice nay grin tis not scary in the least.... grin  Now get on with it heh
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2005, 02:31:42 PM »

Sorry to drag this up from the murky depths, but I was just wandering through, clicking on "mark as read" to stop those little baubles flashing, and reading various threads as I go (but not for long - Eastenders in a minute).

I've done NaNo twice now (succeeded both times), but I found the main problem was the quality, or lack thereof, of the finished work. As someone who has a full time job, I don't have much time for writing, and I just bashed the words out. But what to do with 50,000 poor quality words?

I'm still trying to work it out  :angry:
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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2005, 02:54:11 PM »

Yup, I've come to that way of thinking too, Gerald - I kept looking and looking at what I'd written in my novel, trying to tweak bits, edit and improve.  But then I realised that it would be quicker, easier and probably better if I just ditched everything I'd written to date, and started again afresh.  So, yeah, it's kinda pointless really... forget that I mentioned it grin
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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2005, 05:56:17 PM »

Forget you mentioned what?  scratch

It's a shame. So much effort is put in to the thing, but I found last year that everything else I wrote for the next month or so (some would say ever since then) was really light, and fluffy, and full of dialogue, and was dashed off in a couple of minutes.

I proved I could do it.  I got the certificates but no tee shirt.

One thing it did do was prove to me that I need to plan my novels carefully, and pretty fully. I know some writers just start at page one, and carry on until they've finished the story, but I need to plan everything reasonably thoroughly. Trouble is, I spend all my time planning, and bugger-all time writing  bangh
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