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

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Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:13 pm Post

Barony of Gatley, in the Principality of Stockport, on the Cheshire plain.

Take care

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Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:14 pm Post

Montree_Whiles wrote: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.

It's closer to Longitude 70º West.

I don't really know too much about my early ancestry, since most evidence suggests that they are already dead. :wink:
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Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:16 pm Post

Hey everyone... I'm looking forward to participating in my first NiaD this year! Thanks again for welcoming me into the group.

I will be writing my chapter as part of my Halloween costume (going to a party); so, I think it'll make for a pretty unique experience.

Since it seems people are interested in where we hail from, I'm presently in Northfield, Minnesota--about 40 minutes south of Minneapolis. Though the weather here is still fairly autumnal, the fear of winter is beginning to set in.

Anyway, I really look forward to participating in this and hope that my contribution adds something interesting to the story.

Take care! Only 2 more days :D

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Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:19 pm Post

Has anyone actually gotten a promised message from Piggy? Or am I special and will receive all the messages Sunday?
Jaysen

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Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:31 pm Post

Jaysen wrote:Has anyone actually gotten a promised message from Piggy? Or am I special and will receive all the messages Sunday?

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"Some dice only have sixes." nom, 19 Oct 2013
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Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:34 pm Post

pigfender wrote:
Jaysen wrote:Has anyone actually gotten a promised message from Piggy? Or am I special and will receive all the messages Sunday?

?

!

Hopefully I write better than I read.
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Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:45 pm Post

Hi everyone, thanks for accepting me! I look forward to receiving my assignment.

This reminds me of my schooldays, when my lovely English teacher would set us homework which consisted of writing a 200-word story about a cat, an orange and a piece of string, and other unlikely combinations. Great fun!
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Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:48 pm Post

Library Lil wrote:Hi everyone, thanks for accepting me! I look forward to receiving my assignment.

This reminds me of my schooldays, when my lovely English teacher would set us homework which consisted of writing a 200-word story about a cat, an orange and a piece of string, and other unlikely combinations. Great fun!



:shock: Great. ANOTHER plot I can't use anymore. :(
WHO KEEPS TELLING YOU PEOPLE MY IDEAS?!?!

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Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:00 pm Post

Narborough, Leicestershire UK
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Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:21 pm Post

Foxtrot, I made an attempt to "play with the phrases" but it came off as "bad taste". Please be nice and use less fun language around the +3(+2(etc)).
Jaysen

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Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:24 pm Post

Thanks to everyone who has sent me recent samples! I think I'm up to date in reading and responding, but let me know if you think I've missed you.

I'm still waiting on a couple of people to get back with me so if you haven't already... go check those messages. :)
"Some dice only have sixes." nom, 19 Oct 2013
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Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:53 pm Post

Eek! Nearly emailed a neat little summary of the entire plot to nom. :shock: :oops:

Good job I rechecked the address before pressing send!

It's been a long day (as those who we're waiting for me to respond to their messages may have twigged when my "lunch" didn't happen until 8pm)!
"Some dice only have sixes." nom, 19 Oct 2013
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Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:56 pm Post

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Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:12 pm Post

Count me in, please - looking forward to the challenge :)

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Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:01 pm Post

Briar Kit wrote: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).

Hmm. I’ve always assumed that Scrivenistos/Scrivenistas are people of discernment — Yes, yes, I know, the 3+, but Jaysen’s fine behind the banter … at least when he hasn’t been hitting the Aspalls; and Vic-K I think to be a gentleman behind the HAW pose … and Wock? well, hmm … :D — and that one should look for the Scrivenisti in one of the more individual, independent coffee shops, not the any numbers of Starbucks, Costas, Cafe Neros etc. that swamp the High Road! :)

And yes, Chiswick’s a very nice part of London … I’m glad we bought our house there 34 years ago when it was pretty much the back of beyond!

I’m also with you and Homeport on the West Country, though in Devon rather than Dorset.

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