Novel-in-a-Day 2: The Revenge

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Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:03 pm Post

*Downs rest of a pint, throws hat into ring; realizes 'ring' is a fountain; wades in to get hat*

I'm in. Also, give me one of 'dem grisly scenes. Or even better, a grizzly scene. I like bears. The animal kind, that is. Not the sexy kind. And by 'sexy', I mean to other people. Not me.

Why is my hat wet?!

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Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:21 pm Post

[quote="Fluff"] The man is nothing but a dirty old pervert. [/quote]

There's another sort?

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Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:29 pm Post

"Hey! Not so much of the 'old'!"

Couple of volunteers for the grisly stuff this year! Hmmm...

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Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:33 pm Post

[quotey-quote='Fluffikins'] The man is nothing but a dirty old pervert. [/quote]

[quote='michaelbywater] There's another sort? [/quote]

I have it on good authority... from a 'friend', mind you... that there are young and tidy varieties of pervert as well.

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Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:54 pm Post

Pigfender I would very much like to be part of NIAD again.

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Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:14 pm Post

[quote="pigfender"]
Couple of volunteers for the grisly stuff this year! Hmmm...[/quote]

And here is an anecdote, just so you know I'm up the the task. :*)

A friend of mine was asking for notes on the first chapter of her book. In it a serial killer has left a body in a public space, 'artfully' arranging it. This lead us to a discussion on what imagery she might use, including a bird motif using the bones of the deceased. Her husband then remarked that it was troubling to him that the two of us could have such a horrifyingly detailed conversation in a coffee shop, over breakfast.

We turned to him, and in unison, said, "Why, Paul, do you find this so disturbing? We think it's a perfectly normal thing to discuss." Then she told him it was time to go home. I haven't seen him since. *shrugs*

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Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:18 pm Post

I know in my heart that I shouldn't be writing this -- the absinthe** might be exerting more influence than I care to acknowledge -- but please count me in, Pigfender!

I'd better warn you that I'm no good at openings, closings, action, sex, violence, realism, description, stream of consciousness, philosophical musing, analogy, parody, comedy, tension or any other literary technique known to man. I'm especially bad at writing readable prose... or marketable... or enjoyable... or entertaining...

So if you get a better offer, by all means feel free to drop me from the list, and I promise I won't be offended! Relieved, probably... I expect I'll have finished the bottle of absinthe by the time you break the news to me, so some sense of reality might have returned.

** Really, absinthe. It's from Adnams, our local brewery-recently-turned-distillery, and it's very nice indeed, if you like that sort of thing... which I do... I'm slowly morphing into Vic-k's libellous representation of me! Perhaps I can get the La Fée Verte to write my NIAD2 segment for me. :-)

Edited to add: But even if La Fée Verte does get involved, I still don't think I could cope with grisly bits.

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Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:47 pm Post

This lead us to a discussion on what imagery she might use, including a bird motif using the bones of the deceased.


So did you settle on arranging the corpse to be posed like an angry grizzly, with the bits and bobs of left over limbs used for cubs?
.:.
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Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:55 pm Post

[quote="AmberV"][quote]This lead us to a discussion on what imagery she might use, including a bird motif using the bones of the deceased.[/quote]

So did you settle on arranging the corpse to be posed like an angry grizzly, with the bits and bobs of left over limbs used for cubs?[/quote]

No... BUT I SHOULD HAVE! Why didn't I think of that before? Combine my two favorite subjects.
What? Wait! I meant my ONE-AND-ONLY favorite subject: Grizzly Bears. *shifty-eyes*

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Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:21 pm Post

SIREN WROTE: "I'd better warn you that I'm no good at... sex..."
Your other half has my sympathies.
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SIREN WROTE: "I'd better warn you that I'm no good at.. .<everything else>"
As long as you use the locations and characters provided (assuming any are provided - I won't unless it's critical) and you hit all the plot point marks, you can write your section in any style you choose. Turn it into an action extravaganza that would make John Woo think of turning down the pace a little? Sure. Want to play the same scene as a calm discussion over a cup of tea and a slice of battenberg? Totally up to you.

You won't know if it's the opening or close, so the pressure is off there, and a lack of realism didn't stop JK Rowling becoming relatively well-known.

You have 8 weeks to get yourself psyched!

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Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:52 am Post

Had a wonderful last time. Count me in if there is still room.

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Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:59 am Post

Yup a few more spaces left.

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Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:10 am Post

Love to join :)
Count me in, please.

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Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:48 am Post

Hello!

Brand new here in the forums, freshly minted (spearmint, of course). ;) Would love to join the fray, if possible?

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Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:04 pm Post

Teetering on the edge. However I'm carefully eyeing my physical world commitments before I jump in (the last couple of months have been… …different… than expected). But I *so* want the challenge. Last year my thesis and fear of the gods* kept me away. This time it's… well… probably just fear.



*Also known as "my supervisors"