Novel-in-a-Day 2: The Revenge

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Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:20 pm Post

Maybe it's just me, but I only check the announcements forum once a month or so. (Bad me.)

Anyway, maybe you could put a link to this topic into some of the other more heavily trafficked forums? There might be others who would be interested in playing if only they knew about it,

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Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:30 pm Post

pigfender-saurus growled:
JAYSENWHOHASNOTVOLUNTEERED WROTE: I will put a significant restriction on you: you must write it in ENGLISH!

I am happy for this restriction to apply to everyone.

Young bird race season has started. I have no Saturdays available to play with the res of the scrinverati as I must attend to the needs of the returning feathered steeds of the air. Then breeding starts followed by old bird race season. I have three minutes in June. Maybe we can reschedule this whole event for then?

Seriously though. Pigeon racing starts this weekend and runs till Nov. I would consider it if I wasn't already committed to the race club.

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Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:47 pm Post

JAYSENWHATHASAGOODEXCUSE WROTE: I must attend to the needs of the returning feathered steeds of the air.

My life is richer for having read this sentence.

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Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:54 pm Post

Just a bit of perspective: I'm sending a bunch of bird 150mi away. They will be home in about 3 hours. Water, carbs, vitamins, health checks (hawks are hard on the birds), and rewards will keep them going for the 200, 250, and 300 mile races. Starting in March of 2013 these same birds will race 200-600 miles. The will do the 600mi race before they are 15 months old.

They really are more than flying fertilizer generators. I swear. Really, I do.

Anyway, back to your regularly scheduled postings...

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Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:57 pm Post

They use them in Victoria train station in London. Anytime someone drops a bit of food a few swoop in and clean it up.

Man and animals working in harmony. It's very "Disney".

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Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:19 pm Post

Okay, back to the event...

I'll be mostly assigning chapters at random. I say 'mostly' because, like last year, there will be one or two scenes that have the potential to be a bit grisly if the author is so inclined. If anyone prefers to opt out of those (or in), then let me know either here, via PM or on email (rog@pigfender.com).

Note that I won't be telling you where your chapter comes in the wider story, so you won't know if you have the first or last chapter.

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Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:16 pm Post

Sounds like a great idea.
I'm in!

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Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:36 pm Post

[quote="Jaysen"]Mr. X,

Unlike the rest, I will put a significant restriction on you: you must write it in ENGLISH![/quote]

Damn ... rumbled!

[quote="Jaysen"]You polyglots... BAH!

BTW, that is a word that you don't get to use every day. And if you do, someone will mistake it for some newfangled swearing and call the police on you.[/quote]

I think (a) maybe that's why people think my lectures are fiction ... 'cos they're full of words like that; (b) since I'm convinced that I am tracked by the CIA, MI6, Interpol anyway, what difference would one more police force being called make? :D

[quote="Jaysen"]At this point you should be asking yourself "does he type from experience or is he just being himself again?"[/quote]

I would suspect it's a product of receiving an "education" ... dangerous things!

Jaysen, since you have been being educated, I expect you to be in ... I mean, there you have been, doing at least one writing course at some point, though I can't find the references in the forum ...

:D

X

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Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:45 pm Post

[quote="VDGriesdoorn"]Oh, that's the beauty of writing fiction; you should never follow anyone's style! You should develop your own and the only way to do that is to write! :D

No, I meant, if you read NIAD1 you'll see that everyone has a vastly different style and no-one's trying to write alike. That's the whole crux of the attempt.

V.[/quote]
Actually, I was referring, rather than individual style, to such genres that people refer to as "steam-punk", "fan-fiction" ... even "Young adult" ... I have no idea what they would mean in terms of writing and language. I don't think I've read anything ... well I guess its possible I might have read something in that last category without knowing it, but I don't think so.

Oh and since our redoubtable Pigfender mentions it, I'd rather not be given grisly or sex scenes ... I would just do them so badly!

Mark/X

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Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:49 pm Post

[quote="Jaysen"]pigfender-saurus growled:
JAYSENWHOHASNOTVOLUNTEERED WROTE: I will put a significant restriction on you: you must write it in ENGLISH!

I am happy for this restriction to apply to everyone.

Young bird race season has started. I have no Saturdays available to play with the res of the scrinverati as I must attend to the needs of the returning feathered steeds of the air. Then breeding starts followed by old bird race season. I have three minutes in June. Maybe we can reschedule this whole event for then?

Seriously though. Pigeon racing starts this weekend and runs till Nov. I would consider it if I wasn't already committed to the race club.[/quote]

While I was writing my last, you wrote this ... I suppose you'll have to be forgiven for not joining in!

X

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Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:42 pm Post

Thanks Mark. I can confirm that there are no *scripted* sex scenes (although I didn't think there would be any oil-soaked nudity in the first one and Michael proved me wrong).

Welcome to the forum, Revisionist!

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Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:48 pm Post

(SINGS) "Catch the pig-eon, catch the pig-eon, catch the pig-eon"

Happy to do any gore or smut.. just a regular Friday night...

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Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:47 pm Post

[quote="pigfender"]Thanks Mark. I can confirm that there are no *scripted* sex scenes (although I didn't think there would be any oil-soaked nudity in the first one and MICHAEL proved me wrong). [/quote]


I expect that the Michael in question, is that Bywater person. Well it doesn't come as a surprise. The man is nothing but a dirty old pervert. He taints everything he applies himself to.
Take care,
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Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:23 pm Post

Hi Pigfender sent an pm to you but would love to be part of this again please. Thank you

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Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:32 pm Post

Am looking forward to this! Will be writing i cabo san lucaz, mexico!