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by Wolf_Baginski
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD 7: The Magnificent NiaD
Replies: 304
Views: 69830

Re: NiaD 7: The Magnificent NiaD

I think I shall give NiaD a pass this year. It's a little too close to the start of NaNoWriMo, and I will be lining up background research for that, and essentially setting up all the stuff that goes into the briefs for all the chapters of NiaD. And I shall be doing it for something I want to write,...
by Wolf_Baginski
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD 7: The Magnificent NiaD
Replies: 304
Views: 69830

Re: NiaD 7: The Magnificent NiaD

pigfender wrote:Except, of course, I’ve read your stuff before and I know you can do it! :)


There was a lot of luck there.
by Wolf_Baginski
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD 7: The Magnificent NiaD
Replies: 304
Views: 69830

Re: NiaD 7: The Magnificent NiaD

I know you don't say very much at this stage, but a wee clue would be useful. Very broad-brush genre, such as "Western". There are some things I wouldn't touch with the proverbial bargepole. Something like "1930s Crime" could be "The Untouchables" or Agatha Christie, bu...
by Wolf_Baginski
Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD Episode VI: Return of the NiaD
Replies: 322
Views: 59715

Re: NiaD Episode VI: Return of the NiaD

Not a plot point as such, but I've used the term "upstairs" for whoever the marley's real boss might be. Anyone with an actual name in the plot summary I am assuming is no more than low-level management. I am just throwing this in as a possibility, but I remember A Matter of Life And Death...
by Wolf_Baginski
Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: NiaD Episode VI: Return of the NiaD
Replies: 322
Views: 59715

Re: NiaD Episode VI: Return of the NiaD

OK, include me in.
I'm actually feeling hopeful this week, for the first time since November
by Wolf_Baginski
Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: Marshal Law (NiaD 2015)
Replies: 16
Views: 11890

Re: Marshal Law (NiaD 2015)

The classic pirate accent is essentially the English of the Bristol area, and caught on because of Robert Newton's accent when playing John Silver in the 1950 film. This wasn't entirely wrong. Bristol was one of the major ports for the English trade across the Atlantic. But there were a lot of other...
by Wolf_Baginski
Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: Novel-in-a-Day 5: Go Set A NiaD
Replies: 546
Views: 79834

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 5: Go Set A NiaD

Compared to my NaNoWriMo efforts, this was in some ways a more awkward lump that I am used to. From sundry details in my briefing I inferred it was the conclusion of the story, and however much effort the inestimable pigfender puts in, it's not the same as the ending of a story you have been working...
by Wolf_Baginski
Sat Oct 17, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: Novel-in-a-Day 5: Go Set A NiaD
Replies: 546
Views: 79834

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 5: Go Set A NiaD

The bear makes a comment which, even in a publication written for this modern and uninhibited age, would be considered lengthy, verbose, and unremittedly offensive.

In short, Belgium!
by Wolf_Baginski
Sat Oct 17, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: Novel-in-a-Day 5: Go Set A NiaD
Replies: 546
Views: 79834

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 5: Go Set A NiaD

3670 words, and just in the nick of time.

It is rather stupid riding off into the sunset. No streetlights.
by Wolf_Baginski
Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: Novel-in-a-Day 5: Go Set A NiaD
Replies: 546
Views: 79834

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 5: Go Set A NiaD

I think I can get finished in time, but 1900 words so far, and I've only just got to the climax of my assigned chapter.

Anyone got a theremin I could borrow?

And I may have a shortage of f***in' contractions.

Oh dear, I keep typing "Flintstones"...
by Wolf_Baginski
Sat Oct 17, 2015 7:34 am
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: Novel-in-a-Day 5: Go Set A NiaD
Replies: 546
Views: 79834

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 5: Go Set A NiaD

560 words so far.

Time for a break.

I had a few problems with getting WordPad to open the instruction file, but it worked OK in Libre Office

There's a lot that has to happen, and I have a feeling that my chapter is close to the end. The events fit with the genre conventions for that.
by Wolf_Baginski
Sat Oct 17, 2015 12:09 am
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: Guess the Genre! NIAD 2015
Replies: 45
Views: 16993

Re: Guess the Genre! NIAD 2015

And now we know. This is J T Edson territory: geography, timing, and likely character backgrounds just after the end of the Civil War. The movie "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" is set in this area during the Civil War, mostly further East. Most of the fighting was against the local India...
by Wolf_Baginski
Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: Where Jaysen tests the patience of Mr Piggy
Replies: 126
Views: 39712

Re: Where Jaysen test's the patience of Mr Piggy

The chef straightened from the breakfast-laden stove, holding a ladle of melted lard, and declared, "It was the baste of times, it was the wurst of times..."
by Wolf_Baginski
Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: Novel in a Day
Topic: Where Jaysen tests the patience of Mr Piggy
Replies: 126
Views: 39712

Re: Where Jaysen test's the patience of Mr Piggy

I've been looking at all the stuff I have written over the years, and the scary bit in all this is going to be the possible general theme.

But them I remember some of the things I have done. It's not that hard to add Cthulhu-cultists to Lark Rise to Candleford.
by Wolf_Baginski
Sat Oct 03, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: Meanwhile, in Bavaria...
Replies: 0
Views: 1117

Meanwhile, in Bavaria...

Charlie's German had the sort of vaguely rural accent that might be heard on the lips of somebody not quite local. There were few hard and sharp lines in accents and dialects, and even Germany has its own equivalent of "oop north". It was less a compass direction, and more "not Prussi...