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Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:53 am Post

Since people have been sharing playlists...

I'm currently listening to Willie Nelson "Live at Billy Bob's, Fort Worth".
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:56 am Post

xiamenese wrote:
Raymond Xander wrote:Question! My part contains two new characters, un-named and undetailed, who are pretty much front-and-centre the whole way through. I will obviously flesh them out but can I name them? It's not entirely clear what part, if any, they'll play in future chapters so I want to avoid such a simple error from occuring...

Same here. I need a bunch of characters who I'm giving names to, including names for the two bank managers. I don't mind sharing them, but short of any guidance from Rog on posting them here, I'll leave it to him to sort out any conflicts at the end.

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Chances are, if I haven't named 'em there's minimal chance of a horrific conflict.
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:03 am Post

You'd think I'd learn from the year before. It never pays to jump right into the story and proceed to write with my chin resting on my chest and my eyes closed. Had to rewrite a few things since I couldn't decipher them. Feeling the crunch with full schedule ahead today.

I'm thinking on a POV change. Hope I don't get snagged in the last few lines and have to rewrite things. 06:07 AM here, waiting for the bar to open. Well, the coffee bar.
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:06 am Post

Has anyone mentioned which bank John Lacey kept his money in while he had it. Any problem if I go for First National Bank?

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Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:21 am Post

Yet another question:

Am I allowed to "hurt" any of the involved persons during the chase of the Laceys - either from the Marshal's crew or one of the Laceys (eg William)? A shotgun wound, a sprained ankle ... anything?
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:27 am Post

Hurt, yes. But don't "damage" named characters unless it's listed.
So, hits, bruises, cuts, twist, sprains, flesh wounds, etc are fine. Broken bones, gut shots, major scars, or losses of blood should be avoided.

Basically, just the sort of injuries a Frontier hardened tough guy would just muscle on through if his life was in danger. :)
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:30 am Post

pigfender wrote:
xiamenese wrote:
Raymond Xander wrote:Question! My part contains two new characters, un-named and undetailed, who are pretty much front-and-centre the whole way through. I will obviously flesh them out but can I name them? It's not entirely clear what part, if any, they'll play in future chapters so I want to avoid such a simple error from occuring...

Same here. I need a bunch of characters who I'm giving names to, including names for the two bank managers. I don't mind sharing them, but short of any guidance from Rog on posting them here, I'll leave it to him to sort out any conflicts at the end.

:)

Mr X

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Just as long as they aren't wearing red clothing.....
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:31 am Post

People are done ALREADY??????

I'm only 900 words into a first draft....

Must.Type.Faster.
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:42 am Post

Hilarious - I was about to have a character use the word "logistics" only to find out it hasn't been invented yet!
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:43 am Post

Kingstonmike wrote:People are done ALREADY??????

I'm only 900 words into a first draft....

Must.Type.Faster.

Not even there yet ... just fleshed out my chapter scenes on the cork-board and about to start writing! Bit more research to do.

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Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:48 am Post

xiamenese wrote:
Kingstonmike wrote:People are done ALREADY??????

I'm only 900 words into a first draft....

Must.Type.Faster.

Not even there yet ... just fleshed out my chapter scenes on the cork-board and about to start writing! Bit more research to do.

Mr X



LOL. I'm totally pantsing this.....Just seeing where the chapter leads me....Might be a mistake, but......*shrugs*
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 12:15 pm Post

Music...
Marty Robbins, Bob Wills, Rosie Flores, and all the other Texas Troubadours. There don't seem to be a lot of Arizona Troubadours, though I am playing some from California, so on average...

No wait! Buck Owens, apparently (Bakersfield, AZ?). And Waylon! Who knew?
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 12:25 pm Post

Hey you lot, quit posting spoilers!!
Some of us are (a) still writing and/or (b) gonna read this soon. :shock:



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Sat Oct 17, 2015 12:39 pm Post

Nom - got your email and have just sent a reply. Let me know if it doesn't come through in a timely fashion!
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Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:05 pm Post

Mr. Pigmeister. This year I may pull the literary rabbit outta my hat. I may not be the last to submit my bit.
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