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Re: Novel-in-a-Day 5: Go Set A NiaD

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:32 am
by Kingstonmike
KB wrote:Is it okay to have a space ship in it? (I'm thinking of calling it "Serenity")?


Do your characters swear in Chinese as well?

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 5: Go Set A NiaD

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:34 am
by Jaysen
You give me something I understand and have a chance of doing "right" and I'm stuck trying to figure out how many rifles would have been a better choice than the ones you listed...

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 5: Go Set A NiaD

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:39 am
by Montree_Whiles
30 words in. Trying like the dickens to find my stride.

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 5: Go Set A NiaD

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:40 am
by rdale
pigfender wrote:
AmberV wrote:The betting pool: how many chapters in total will contain at least one character, major or minor, expectorating on dusty ground.


Well, all of them now, I imagine! :D

I'm placing odds on about 3/4 of all paragraphs.

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 5: Go Set A NiaD

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:49 am
by neomarsu
rdale wrote:
pigfender wrote:
AmberV wrote:The betting pool: how many chapters in total will contain at least one character, major or minor, expectorating on dusty ground.


Well, all of them now, I imagine! :D

I'm placing odds on about 3/4 of all paragraphs.


It's tripped up, though, if you add the spit can. :p

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 5: Go Set A NiaD

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:54 am
by IndyRobitaille
If the chinese is out and we can't add a spaceship I think someone could still throw in a "shiny" or two. :D

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 5: Go Set A NiaD

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:58 am
by neomarsu
I'm doing some research on Ben, and it looks like the kind of badge he would have worn might look something like this:
http://www.usmarshals.gov/history/badges/05.jpg

Here's the source:
http://www.usmarshals.gov/history/badges/

(That sound about right? :p)

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 5: Go Set A NiaD

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:10 am
by pigfender
That's a US Marshal's badge.

A Town Marshal's badge might look more like this:
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Re: Novel-in-a-Day 5: Go Set A NiaD

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:12 am
by pigfender
It's been drawn to my attention that if you open your briefing pack (which is an RTF file) in TextEdit then the images (floorpans, maps) don't show up. If you open them in a full word processor like Pages or Word, or just drag the brief into the binder of a Scrivener project then you'll see all the maps and images in all their intended glory.

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 5: Go Set A NiaD

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:19 am
by Jaysen
pigfender wrote:It's been drawn to my attention ...

You can point out the idiot... I'm ok with it.

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 5: Go Set A NiaD

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:33 am
by Jaysen
Gots me a problem.

Sumsun us bens workin ons uns cloak-eel-I'sums.

Are you setting a readability standard for poor mr K?

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 5: Go Set A NiaD

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:36 am
by Jaysen
Didn't make 50 words before I realized ... this ain't no out loud readun book.

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 5: Go Set A NiaD

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:38 am
by manyaraz
I'm swimming in ideas for my chapter but I'm going to take a walk to go buy some sweets (Pacific Timezone is great) before I write down a word. Can I use characters mentioned in other character's bio's but that don't have a character bio themselves included in my brief?

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 5: Go Set A NiaD

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:50 am
by pigfender
Sure, but don't kill 'em off or anything! And by all means invent as many additional people as you want. There's a whole town full of people you can use. :)

Re: Novel-in-a-Day 5: Go Set A NiaD

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:51 am
by pigfender
Cover = DONE