Novel-in-a-Day 3: With a Vengeance

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BethCutter
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Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:51 pm Post

I *know* you'll be importing the files into Scrivener, and massaging the output, but we might as well submit in whatever form is easiest for you.

And I've forgotten what I used last year. :(

So: curly quotes or straight?

Indented paragraphs or blank lines between?

.rtf .doc .txt .what?

Italics as, ah, italics or marked with underlines?

Any other preferences?

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Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:11 pm Post

W00T! 5 hours to go :D

Same here, btw. I do quite a bit of fiction editing. So if anyone wants me to do a read-through of their wip for spelling, grammar or punctuation, just let me know. I won't change style or turn of phrase.

V.

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Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:38 pm Post

BethCutter wrote:I *know* you'll be importing the files into Scrivener, and massaging the output, but we might as well submit in whatever form is easiest for you.
And I've forgotten what I used last year. :(

Well, you'll be pleased to hear that there is a short but sweet style guide in your briefing packs (which I'm busy compiling now!). But, far be it from me to discourage people making my life easier, here are answers to the specifics you asked...

BethCutter wrote:So: curly quotes or straight?

I like curly!

BethCutter wrote:Indented paragraphs or blank lines between?

Indentations rather than blank lines. If you need a blank line to be preserved (eg for a scene break) then please indicate that with three hashmarks (###).

BethCutter wrote:.rtf .doc .txt .what?

.RTF is probably the simplest and easiest, but as long as I can open the file / import it to Scrivener then I'm happy.

BethCutter wrote:Italics as, ah, italics or marked with underlines?

Anything you want done as italics in the final document should be submitted as italics.

BethCutter wrote:Any other preferences?

Yes, one more! Please use “double quotes” (rather than ‘single quotes’) for speech.

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Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:22 pm Post

Yeah, what he/she (or she/he) said!

vic-k wrote:Mère impitoyable de Lucifer. . . .

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Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:24 pm Post

Sheesh! I just stuck the key in the ignition and stepped on the gas . . . so to speak.

homeport wrote:So:
Scrivener and Scappel ready to go
Updated to Windows 8.1
Checked tea and coffee and sweet supplies
Insured not disturbed by informing all I am not available
Unplugged TV
Bottle of wine chilling for once finished :)
All ready then, can't wait to get started.
Good luck and happy writing to all my fellow chapters.

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Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:27 pm Post

Thanks. I'll light a candle for all of them then. *hunts around madly for pent and salt*

Montree_Whiles wrote:Thanks BethCutter. Now We all have to wait. :D

It wasn't just Beth's fault. There were other culprits! :D[/quote]

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Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:50 pm Post

Hmmmm.

Not sure I am in the same place as some other NiADs due to circumstances...

Little bit too much wine already tonight means I will be snoring and comatose at 12.00pm and unable to access my email! My Alarm will go off at 6.00am tomorrow only because I will have forgotten to switch it off for the weekend, as usual!

6.30am I will, bleary eyed, download the NiAD stuff and make a start. 6.35 will lie back and consider the heavens and any potential get out clause...

Cook breakfast for the family

At 10.30 I will be down at my allotment (rented fruit and veg growing area - common in the UK) shovelling 1/2 ton of manure delivered (annually) by local farmer for ground/soil improvement - weather permitting (it was scheduled for last week but cancelled due to rain).

12.30 Pick up and review NiAD stuff and write...

1.30 Family Lunch and then at around 2.00pm we go down the football (Soccer) - Leicester City V Huddersfield. We are Season Card Holders supporting Leicester City.

Home at around 6.00pm and cooking Dinner for the family.

7.00 NiAD stuff until Deadline.

Last Year I bowed out before the day as I was worried life would get in the way!

Looking forward to it greatly. More than the sh*t shovelling, anyway.

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Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:10 pm Post

Less than an hour to go!
All the briefing packs are done. I now need to attach them to emails and send them to the right individuals!

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Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:49 pm Post

The countdown clock shows less than 15 minutes now.
All the emails are sitting in the draft box of my email program.

Just waiting patiently now, I suppose.

:|

Is it too late for me to back out of this?
Ioa, do me a favour. If I make noises like I might consider running this again next year, just deactivate my forum account, will you? :D

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Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:00 pm Post

Time!

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Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:05 pm Post

I has an email!...

soo..its time to panic right?

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Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:12 pm Post

VDGriesdoorn wrote:Time!

BANG ON!

Reliquary wrote:soo..its time to panic right?

Oh, yeah!

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Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:14 pm Post

:mrgreen:
.:.
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Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:47 pm Post

For the avoidance of doubt: Everyone should now have received their briefing pack. In fact, everyone should have received it by 12:07am UK time.

If you don't have your pack yet:
1) Check your junk/spam folder. If it's not there...
2) email me ( rog@pigfender.com ). If there's still a problem...
3) drop me a message on the forum here.

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Hmm. 47 minutes and no questions? Is that a good or a bad sign?

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Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:03 am Post

pigfender wrote:
BethCutter wrote:Indented paragraphs or blank lines between?

Indentations rather than blank lines.


Hmm. 'Indentation' here must be a code word for some particular manner of achieving indentation. Did you have in mind a single tab character for indentation or did you mean something else.

Hell, I got 19 hours on my clock. I'm working my way from the minutiae upward.

-gr