Novel-in-a-Day 4.0: Live Free or NiaD

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Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:52 pm Post

pigfender wrote:Right - 14 more people to make two completely different books or, if we're feeling ambitious, 38 more to have three! Go heckle your writing groups...! :D


I'm sure you can persuade a few of us to do more than one chapter, one for each book. You could even make it so that with only a few mods to the chapter for the 1st book a second chapter can be done for book 2. Just a thought.
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Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:07 pm Post

I'm going to restrict you all to one chapter each for your own protection. I want all your creative energies going into producing the one best chapter you can produce! Remember "quality and not quantity is our goal".

Of course, that's not to say that some of you might not find your chapter appearing in more than one version of the book. ;)
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Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:14 pm Post

pigfender wrote:I want all your creative energies going into producing the one best chapter you can produce! Remember "quality and not quantity is our goal".
And yet I'm still on the list…

You need to talk to nam. Something's clearly not clicking twixt the ears.
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Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:27 pm Post

Thousands of people(*) will be reading what you write. I've done this before, and I know the plot you're all gonna be writing, so I'm comfortable. ;)

Anyone going to be writing from London on the day, BTW? I'm thinking of camping out somewhere public for most of the day (ie a cafe or bookshop).



* if past years are anything to go by.
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Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:16 pm Post

pigfender wrote:
Anyone going to be writing from London on the day, BTW? I'm thinking of camping out somewhere public for most of the day (ie a cafe or bookshop).


Set up a table in Trafalgar Square and then we can all watch you on webcam...

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Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:53 pm Post

The BEST thing about NiaD is the 200 or so spam emails and comments for moderation I get a day.
No, wait. I don't mean 'best', do I? :(

Yay for having your email address on the internet!
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Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:28 pm Post

I'd like to sign up for this! 8)

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Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:41 pm Post

Hi there antonrasmussen! Check your forum messages! :D
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Sat Oct 11, 2014 12:11 pm Post

Hi, this is paperprosciutto!

I've also indicated my interest over at the Scribophile thread. I'm doing that again here :)
Sign me up!
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Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:55 pm Post

Welcome aboard, paperprosciutto!
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Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:13 pm Post

Awesome.

Though I'm curious. What's with the little symbols beside our names in the list? Mine's a "-".
Groupings? :3
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Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:43 pm Post

paperprosciutto wrote:Awesome.

Though I'm curious. What's with the little symbols beside our names in the list? Mine's a "-".
Groupings? :3


Those would appear to be NIAD experience markers. By my decryption scheme:

- newbie
' onesie
" twosie
^ carrot head
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Sun Oct 12, 2014 12:43 am Post

Oh, I see.
I've got to earn my apostrophes and carets then.
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Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:41 am Post

paperprosciutto wrote:Oh, I see.
I've got to earn my apostrophes and carets then.


If you're awarded one of these '!' you'd better watch out :shock: :( And may the saints preserve y' , if y' get one of these friggers :cry:
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Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:08 am Post

gr wrote:
paperprosciutto wrote:Awesome.

Though I'm curious. What's with the little symbols beside our names in the list? Mine's a "-".
Groupings? :3


Those would appear to be NIAD experience markers. By my decryption scheme:

- newbie
' onesie
" twosie
^ carrot head
and nom


Hello. :D
There is a reason, I'm proud of it, and it is deducible via public posts here on the L&L forums. As of writing, there's only 183,120 of them, so shouldn't take you long. I'll even make it easier: the answer won't be found on the Developers & Code board (so posting the link to it here was completely unnecessary, but by all means go and have a look - you might understand more of it than I do).
Complete and utter NOMsense.
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