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

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Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:30 pm Post

Library Lil wrote:If I'm accepted, could I please ask to not to be given any scenes of death and destruction to write?

Don't worry, those are already taken :lol:

Library Lil wrote:And I only have Word 2010 and not Scrivener, so hope that will be OK.

A great chance to download the trial! :wink:
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Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:09 pm Post

Hey there all!
EmmaLindhagen, Library Lil, Apsley, thanks for you submissions! Welcome to NiaD!

The rest of you, check your forum messages for the next steps (including the best way to get me a sample of your fine work!). :)

Library Lil - no death and destruction. Right. Noted.
Yes, submitting your chapter in RTF / DOC is fine. The only drawback for you will be that you won't be able to look at the Scrivener project after the fact to see what everyone else's brief was or how we put the book together. If your interested in that, as R6D2 suggests you can always avail yourself of the free trial after the event when you've got a file you can play with... or play around with last year's project* before then if you can't wait!

* - last year's project will be a simpler one than this year's by virtue of the fact that we're doing two version of the same story this year!
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Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:36 pm Post

Oh gosh, would love to participate, am I too late to sign up? Been getting psyched for NaNo!

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Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:43 pm Post

Hi Allicrombie! No, not too late (although we are getting to the stage where we either need only 2 more or we need 26!).

Check your forum messages on the next steps!
"Some dice only have sixes." nom, 19 Oct 2013
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Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:27 am Post

So, any folks living in Texas on board? Anyone from California? Where does everyone Hail from?
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Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:11 am Post

Montree_Whiles wrote:Where does everyone Hail from?

Latitude 33º South here. Anyone closer than me to the south pole?
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Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:15 am Post

Montree_Whiles wrote:So, any folks living in Texas on board? Anyone from California? Where does everyone Hail from?

Hmm … well where do you hail from? USA, it seems … so is it Texas or California, or somewhere else completely? We have a fair number of Portlanders!

I actually wish everyone would give a more precise statement of location because it interests me, but I understand that some people want to preserve their privacy. On the other hand, if I saw someone in a coffee-shop in Chiswick working on a Scrivener project, I would be tempted to go up to them and ask, “You’re not Monkquijote, by any chance are you?” … but they might not like it, so I’d hesitate.

So … as you can see on my posts that I am “London or Exeter when not in Xiamen”. Actually, I’ve opted out of NiaD again this year as I’m back in Xiamen with hundreds of people to see and so couldn’t guarantee to be able to complete. Perhaps I should say “West London or Exeter …”

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Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:42 am Post

Oh! Can I play? Love to join this group.
Sending you a wip straight away.

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Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:41 am Post

UK Dorset :)
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Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:04 am Post

Thanks to everyone who has sent me samples! I've got one of those days at work so I'll look at them at lunch!

As for being more specific about location, I'm in London, England... And if you see a very tired looking man hunched over a laptop in the cafe in the basement of Waterstones Piccadily on Saturday, there's a fair chance that'll be me.

Or, towards the end of the day, I might be in the bar on the top floor. All in all, it's a pretty good bookshop! :D
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Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:11 am Post

Sadly not in NiaD. Just cheerleading.

But like homeport, I live in Eden as a fully paid-up member of the People's Popular Front of Wessex.
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Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:48 am Post

r6d2 wrote:
Montree_Whiles wrote:So, any folks living in Texas on board? Anyone from California? Where does everyone Hail from?
Latitude 33º South here. Anyone closer than me to the south pole?


So, r6d2, do we get to choose a place? Latitude 33º South: Atlantic Ocean, South Africa, Indian Ocean, Australia, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Atlantic Ocean. I guess we can rule out the Oceans unless your ancestry is piscine. Wouldn't be bad if it were as then you could commute between the oceans only one wouldn't be able to tag you for only one ocean of residence. A plus about being derived from piscine parentage is that it would be better than being descendant from murine ancestry like the common rat.

xiamenese wrote: Hmm … well where do you hail from? USA, it seems … so is it Texas or California, or somewhere else completely?


Home is in Cali. I'm displaced (translated misplaced) in Texas for the time being. How's the weather in Xiamen?
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Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:30 pm Post

Lands End, St Helena Island, South Carolina, USA.

Do you want the long/lat? That will change every couple of minutes and Piggy might not like me filling up his forum with my location posts… :P
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Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:15 pm Post

Melbourne, Australia.
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Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:56 pm Post

xiamenese wrote:On the other hand, if I saw someone in a coffee-shop in Chiswick working on a Scrivener project, I would be tempted to go up to them and ask, “You’re not Monkquijote, by any chance are you?” … but they might not like it, so I’d hesitate.


There are a lot of coffee shops to check in Chiswick … bound to be at least one person using Scrivener. :D

Very nice part of London. I'm originally from Hammersmith (to quote The Clash, I lived by the river), so I've spent many an hour trawling through Chiswick (and many an hour stuck in traffic on Chiswick High Road).
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