Novel-in-a-Day 2: The Revenge

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Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:42 pm Post

I was wanting to have a go last time, but didn't think I could guarantee to be free to do it so I dropped out. I was right, in the event I didn't have time. This year there shouldn't be such constraints, so I'd like to be in ...

Mind you, it'll be my first attempt at fiction ... though there are people here who would say that is not true as in their opinion all my lectures are fiction!

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Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:58 pm Post

Who knows, Mark. You might reveal a previously undiscovered talent that earns you fame and fortune. Just make sure you start the title with "50 shades of..." and you should be set!

In case anyone is wondering, NIAD2 is a standalone story completely independent from our previous effort "The Dark". (So people who took part last year have no plot knowledge advantage!)

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Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:39 pm Post

revised date of Oct.20 do-able for me.

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Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:37 pm Post

/in for Oct 20.

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Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:43 pm Post

Count me in again, wouldn't miss it!

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Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:49 pm Post

[quote="pigfender"]yup!

You can also get this, and the ebook versions and .scriv as well in the opening post of last year's event:
http://literatureandlatte.com/forum/vie ... 74&start=0[/quote]

Or... you could ring my Mum and she could make you up a 'real' copy like she did for me and most of my extended family...

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Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:24 pm Post

Well then in that case, count me back in for another round this year. :D
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Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:10 pm Post

I'm in for the 20th.

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Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:32 pm Post

[quote="pigfender"]Who knows, Mark. You might reveal a previously undiscovered talent that earns you fame and fortune. Just make sure you start the title with "50 shades of..." and you should be set![/quote]

Who knows, indeed! But I'm still in with trepidation as I'm not that fictionally well-read, either, so just as long as you are prepared for something which may be way out on the genre/style front!

Mark

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Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:47 pm Post

[quote="xiamenese"][quote="pigfender"] Who knows, Mark. You might reveal a previously undiscovered talent that earns you fame and fortune. Just make sure you start the title with "50 shades of..." and you should be set! [/quote]

Who knows, indeed! But I'm still in with trepidation as I'm not that fictionally well-read, either, so just as long as you are prepared for something which may be way out on the genre/style front!

Mark [/quote]


Have you read the first NIAD? ;D

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Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:07 pm Post

[quote="VDGriesdoorn"][quote="xiamenese"][quote="pigfender"] Who knows, Mark. You might reveal a previously undiscovered talent that earns you fame and fortune. Just make sure you start the title with "50 shades of..." and you should be set! [/quote]

Who knows, indeed! But I'm still in with trepidation as I'm not that fictionally well-read, either, so just as long as you are prepared for something which may be way out on the genre/style front!

Mark [/quote]

Have you read the first NIAD? ;D[/quote]

Yes, I have, but it seems NIAD2 is a totally new thing, and therefore NIAD1 is not going necessarily to be a guide. And of course, even taking it as a guide, which chapter, which author should one follow?

:D

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Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:15 pm Post

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.

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Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:19 pm Post

Mr. X,

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

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. At this point you should be asking yourself "does he type from experience or is he just being himself again?"

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Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:02 pm Post

VICTORIA WROTE: 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.

That was something I mulled over quite a bit for the first one. Not so much from a 'narrator' voice, but more how much should be established beforehand for the characters' voices. I was considering providing 2 or 3 paragraphs of speech for each character to give tone. I the end I thought that while that might have made for a more consistent novel, it would be at the expense of participant freedom.

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Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:03 pm Post

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.