NiaD Episode VI: Return of the NiaD

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Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:51 am Post

Got mine, thanks, but only as a Word .docx file? No Scrivener file...?
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Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:58 am Post

You don't get the Scrivener file until the end of the day!
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Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:04 am Post

Received, thank you! :D

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Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:17 am Post

pigfender wrote:Shall we move the deadline to 9pm to compensate?!

I am now live streaming on instagram for anyone who is on Instagram. A very dull stream of me drinking a diet coke, but, hey. It's one more way you can talk to me!


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Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:25 am Post

Hey Devin, were on as @novelinaday in the instagram app, but I've closed it down for a little bit now. The emails seem to have stopped so I'll assume you're all either content or asleep and I'm going to go sneak a couple hours of sleep in myself.

See you in a bit!
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Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:36 am Post

Hey! Love the brief. Looking forward to this.

I pooped my pants when I saw the sample brief and thought it was for real - I was dreading a space story.

I'm going to take the dog out, have breakfast and mull this over.
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Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:27 am Post

pigfender wrote:You don't get the Scrivener file until the end of the day!


D'oh. I knew that (note to self: mustn't try to think late at night after wine). I think what confused me was that everything was in a single file. Anyway, amazing work with the briefing and details, as always!
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Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:34 am Post

Kimkneen wrote:I was dreading a space story.


I would have wanted a space story. I've got no idea what to do with my assignment.
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Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:05 am Post

Hey all, I'm back, and caught up on the handful of questions that came through while I grabbed a couple of winks of sleep. On a unrelated note, the lovely Mrs Pigfender bought apples and put them in the fridge for me. I have never been so happy to see an apple in my life.

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Kimkneen wrote:I was dreading a space story.

I would have wanted a space story. I've got no idea what to do with my assignment.

That is normal. Very. Very normal! See: viewtopic.php?f=51&t=28574&start=30#p181957

Everyone's process is different (I tend to Scapple map random ideas, jokes, thoughts and possibilities first), but if your normal approach isn'r helping, there are three things I can suggest:
1) Instead of thinking about the details - the what or the how - thing about the why. Focus on what you want the emotional anchor for the chapter to be, and how you can make that payoff the centre of your planning. I talk a little bit about that here: http://www.pigfender.com/index.php/2013 ... ers-block/
2) If that doesn't help, simply start with what you *do* know to include. Your brief contains enough stuff that you know definitely has to be in there... you know some action has to happen in a specific place. You know certain things need to occur. Just start putting some words down on those areas and let the ideas seed from that.
3) Or start with an unconnected 'riff' and see where that takes you.
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pigfender wrote:You don't get the Scrivener file until the end of the day!

D'oh. I knew that (note to self: mustn't try to think late at night after wine). I think what confused me was that everything was in a single file. Anyway, amazing work with the briefing and details, as always!

Yeah, Scrivener has this neat function where it can take these individual documents you've created and bring them together at output into a single longer file. :D

On an unrelated note, the first chapter is now in! WOOHOO!
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Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:12 am Post

The first chapter is in already?! Wow! I'm only just about to start. Thank you for the brief, Rog. Have fun, everyone.
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Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:02 am Post

The first chapter is in?

I thought I was doing well at 400 words.

Argh!

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Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:32 am Post

OK. Hear me out. I know I've totally missed it this time. I've had a lot going on. However, if you have any last minute openings, at all, I'm in.
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Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:40 am Post

Absolutely not. Under no circumstances. What kind of an example would that set for other people, if I let you do that now?!?!

PS - check your email. Deadline is 9pm (UK time) this year because the packs were a bit late coming across. :wink: :D
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Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:01 am Post

pigfender wrote:Shall we move the deadline to 9pm to compensate?!


That would be super lovely if you could! 8)
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Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:10 am Post

Is this where we ask questions? If it is, I have one: when the Marleys are visible to their clients for the one-day period, are they visible to everyone else as well or just to their client only?
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