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NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:45 am
by pigfender
NOTE: NIAD 8 HAS FINISHED - THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO TOOK PART!!

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On Saturday January 26th 2019, we’ll be taking part in NiaD VIII… Our EIGHTH event to pool the collective talents of writers from around the world and write a damn fine book in just a single 24-hour period!
There is a well-known saying that if you give a monkey a typewriter and infinite amount of time then it will eventually produce the complete works of Shakespeare.

In 2003, the staff at Paignton Zoo gave a computer to six crested macaques and categorically proved that what you actually get is five pages of the letter ‘S’ and a broken keyboard. Time, it seems, is no substitute for talent. But can talent substitute for time…?
-- from the introduction to 2011’s NiaD, The Dark

What is it?
Novel-in-a-Day is an annual event where a group of writers from across the planet get together and write a novel. A whole novel. In a single day.

If you’re new to NiaD please check out the FAQs for more details and background, but essentially:
1) At midnight (UK time) on the day of the event you'll be emailed a brief of what you need to include in your chapter.
2) You go away and write your section without any knowledge of the wider story or where your chapter fits in the book.
3) You return your chapter by 8pm (UK time) at which point it's turned into ePub, mobi and PDF books using the magic of Scrivener, ready for publication on or around midnight.

How do I sign up?
If you're up for the challenge of taking part (and have read the FAQs to know what you're letting yourself in for), let me know by posting in this thread! If you've never taken part before, you'll be contacted via private forum message with the next steps, so keep an eye out!

We’ll be keeping the registration open until a few days before the event to produce as many versions of the book as the number of participants allows, so invite your writing friends to sign up too!

Check the start and submission deadlines in your local timezone
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NOTE: NIAD 8 HAS FINISHED - THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO TOOK PART!!

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:45 am
by pigfender
This post will be updated as people register their interest, to save people trawling through what I'm somewhat optimistically hoping will be a long thread!

The following people have registered:
- AB17
- AmberV
- Apsley
- auxbuss
- Camy
- ConradG
- Daurmith
- Deruji
- drbruce
- Evil Overlord
- gothcabbage
- gr
- hallda01
- homeport
- JacquelineM
- Jaysen
- JDSalt
- katlovergilpin
- Kayden
- Luscinia Evan
- MissBlue
- nom
- pacifika
- padaro
- paradox927
- pete340
- Rollerdiva
- sanu
- scrapsandsass
- Shift
- Tanith
- tanyareed
- TerryTalksFiction
- thegirlclaudia
- VDGriesdoorn
- xandria

Which makes 36!

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:43 am
by pete340
I'm in.

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:44 am
by ConradG
Deal me in.

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:12 pm
by Jaysen
I'm ready to ruin another chapter. Offend the rest of the participants by appending my name to the list!

I guess the smell of burning bacon that has been detected via various global sensor was really just Mr Piggy thinking. I was getting worried something bad was happening. like real bacon was being burned.

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:14 pm
by nom
Me in count.

At last! Finally I can stop late night lurking and compulsively pressing refresh to see if there’s been an announcement

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:44 pm
by auxbuss
o/

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:51 am
by katlovergilpin
I have been patiently stalking the forum for this news. So excited. I'm in! :)

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:00 am
by gr
grr!

loosely translated: "count me in!"

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:48 am
by Daurmith
¡Holaaaaaa! Can I join this year too, pleaaase? I probably shouldn’t but it’s always too much fun to miss!

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:07 am
by Apsley
I want in!

Also hi.

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:35 am
by Rollerdiva
HELL YES.

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:23 pm
by hallda01
I'm in! Ready to try for the first time.

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:07 pm
by scrapsandsass
Whoo-hooooooo! I am so in!

Re: NiaD 8: Live and Let NiaD

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:49 pm
by pigfender
hallda01 wrote:I'm in! Ready to try for the first time.

Hi there, hallda01!

As a first timer, there are a few things we need to check first. I’ll send you a direct message later today when I’m at my laptop with detail, or you could shortcut the delay by sending me a message via https://novelinaday.com/contact answering all the questions (including the writing sample, and letting me know your forum handle - ie hallda01)

Everyone else... welcome back!