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NanoWrimo support [Oct. 30th, 2011|05:44 pm]
NaNoWriMo Fantasy Writers Unite!

charisma
[Current Mood |working]

Join us over at charloft for nanowrimo support, and a daily writing prompt year round! Charloft has been providing resources to writers for over three years now, including a daily character development prompt. We'd love to have you join us, not only for Nano, but for a whole year of writing fun.

Follow the Nano tag to see nano specific posts, or the prompts tag to see our prompt posts. We just posted a signup and a huge list of writing resources.

Hope to see you there!
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Nano support / prompt community [Oct. 8th, 2009|01:39 pm]
NaNoWriMo Fantasy Writers Unite!

charisma
[Current Mood |cheerfulcheerful]



Just wanted to remind folks that charloft is offering NaNoWriMo support again this year. We will be having word count check-in posts, a live Nano chatroom, word wars, inspirational posts and more all through the month of November!

Charloft also operates year 'round, providing a daily character related writing prompt. We're just about to celebrate our first anniversary! Hope you'll come check us out.
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Charloft character development community [Oct. 12th, 2008|06:03 pm]
NaNoWriMo Fantasy Writers Unite!

charisma
[Current Mood |cheerfulcheerful]



charloft provides daily prompts for novelists, roleplayers, NaNo writers, fiction writers, and fanfic writers. If you've got a character that just won't get out of your head, come on down and let them roam in the Charloft! Participate as often or as infrequently as you like. No pesty application - just join up and you're ready to go.

Best of all, Charloft will offer awards and prizes for some of our activities. These will range from banners and badges for your user info to actual prizes like books on writing and paid LJ time.

We also allow for roleplaying, character questions, and other interactive activities outside of prompts - so there's always something to do at the Charloft!

Join today - prompts start Monday!
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Boo. [Oct. 1st, 2008|05:50 pm]
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mightykeyboard
I vote for this place coming back to life. I lurked here last year because I was writing SciFi but I liked reading Fantasy stories. This year I'm trying my hand at fantasy.
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Fin.! [Dec. 20th, 2007|11:57 am]
NaNoWriMo Fantasy Writers Unite!

zurizip
I finally finished my nano - rounding out at 71k for book two and 122k for the two book cycle it is a part of.

OMFG IT'S DONE AND IT'S AWESOME.

Now... Edits! XD
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It's December 1. Time to start editing! [Dec. 1st, 2007|02:08 pm]
NaNoWriMo Fantasy Writers Unite!

wayzgoose
[Current Location |Study]
[Current Mood |contemplativecontemplative]
[Current Music |The Day Walk--The Byrds]

Yes, I know you think you should a) let it rest a bit, b) finish the damn story first, or c) find out who else is living in your house. But really, is there any better way to approach the holidays than with a brand fresh manuscript to edit? I'm taking a different approach to editing this year, though. I'm not starting with the book.

Here's my plan:

  1. Write a synopsis. I know what I think I wrote, but a synopsis is all about what I want an editor to think I wrote. I'm focusing my next month working on the synopsis I want to send to agents/editors.

  2. Edit the hell out of the first 25 pages. I'm focusing on entering a competition in February and the requirement is to submit a synopsis and first twenty-five pages. Those pages have to grab the readers by the throat and shake them around a little. They have to be perfect. They scare the hell out o' me.

  3. Start writing the pitches. I know that in July I'll get the opportunity to pitch to an agent and to an editor. The agent will give me five minutes, but only the first 90 seconds count. I need the pitch that will get her excited in 90 seconds. Then I need the pitch that I can deliver in 20 seconds to the agent in the next stall in the bathroom. Believe it or not, that pitch got me a reading last year! And finally, probably close to the same as the 20-second pitch, is the one I print on the back of my business card. This is a new technique I developed last year and it is a real winner."

  4. Oh, yes, edit the rest of the book. I'm not as urgent about editing the rest because I've got till July before anyone will possibly ask for it, But you don't move forward if you don't keep the red pencil sharp.

How about you all? What are your plans now that the frenzy is over?

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I WIN. NANO LOST, DID NOT DRIVE ME INSANE. [Nov. 29th, 2007|11:10 pm]
NaNoWriMo Fantasy Writers Unite!

minviendha
[Current Mood |supremely accomplished]

FINISHED! Just as I was going completely nutso. At 50,328 words, I am floating on air right now. I'll probably post pieces at my journal if anyone really wants to read it. 
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Chapter Twenty-Three is posted... [Nov. 28th, 2007|05:23 pm]
NaNoWriMo Fantasy Writers Unite!

wayzgoose
[Current Location |Study]
[Current Mood |accomplished]

...and it's a winner! As in not only 56,910 words, but the story is finished. Wow! What a ride. It's taken me three days to write the last 2000 words. Once again, the story surprised me and there was another Once Upon A Time. This time it was "The Inconsolable Longing" told by the Gypsy, making Madame Selah Walinska the only character other than Steven who told more than one story. It was perfect.

Now, here is just another tidbit for you who are or are about to become loyal readers of Stn George & The Dragon: I've left an Easter Egg in the story for you! Yes, there is something special about this story that will never be seen in print. It is only visible to those who actually read the story, and you will have to watch for it. It might not sink in all at once. If you discover it, feel free to post back here in a comment and see if you are right.

I was amused by the fact that DW recently re-read all Sue Grafton's alphabet mysteries. It was only when she had read nearly all of them that she said, "Did you realize that the victim's name always starts with the same letter as the book?" No, I hadn't. I've been reading them for years. So, think about that.

You can read this chapter at:


Final word count (unless I go crazy tomorrow and write a couple more Once Upon a Times!): 56,910/50,000.
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In the Beginning - A Fairy Tale [Nov. 27th, 2007|02:52 pm]
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out_totheblack
A friend of mine suggested that I needed a fairy tale to set the stage of the world, so I wrote one.  It is now the introduction to the story.  BTW, I now have 43 or 44,000 words.

 
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Brief Rant, please excuse. [Nov. 26th, 2007|10:01 pm]
NaNoWriMo Fantasy Writers Unite!

zurizip
[Current Mood |excitedexcited]

Dear Le'ahm:

WHY are you SO DAMN CUTE!!! GOD.

Dear Leon:

You are awesome. Even if you're evil and I torture you.

Dear Zyke:

Ha ha, paradrigm shift. Just wait, you'll hate me even more in juuuuuust a few hundred words.

Dear Characters:

Why is it that, 300 words before my goal for the day, you stop and make me write a BIG ASS LONG SCENE that I'll have to do in one foul swoop?

Likewise, SLOW DOWN!
Or don't. I trust you guys.

Sincerely, your madly Nanoing, almost to 40k Author, Zuri.
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