Friday, November 30, 2007

3:8 A Festival Atmosphere

And that's all she (or he) wrote! Congratulations to all the winners - here have a prize. A hot steaming mp3.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

3:7 Getting Giddy

It's getting close to the end, and we're getting a little wacky around here. Good thing there are mp3s.
  • the usual suspects have feedback
  • keep it simple and go with the fun stuff if you're stuck
  • theme music is Dragon Dance by Shiva in Exile @
  • email darusha + nanowrimo @

Friday, November 23, 2007

3:6 The End is Nigh

It's getting close to the end. And yes, that can have an ominous tone. Thankfully, there's an mp3.

  • Excerpt - Sleep Inertia in the Land of Milk and Honey by Roni
  • feedback
    • bryan & jotacon were the ones who asked for more stuff about our stories
    • Steven Ray Orr likes to hear me say his name
    • bobbyjohn liked the on the water show and wanted inspiration for when you’re behind
  • tips & tricks
    • chart of SF nano writers - sign up on the forum
    • the nano progress report:[your_userid].html
    • my nano progress report
  • plot bunny
    • there is no plot bunny
  • in the immortal words of the Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy: DON'T PANIC

Friday, November 16, 2007

3:5 Lost in an Ocean of Words

Almost live from the middle of Juan de Fuca Strait, an mp3!

Due to popular demand, we talk about the plots and not so plotty parts of our novels.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

3:4 Compound Words are not Your Friends

In which we determine that German is a bad language in which to write a nano novel. Especially if you don't speak German.

  • Excerpt - Nameless by Kreg
  • feedback
    • Steven Ray Orr
    • don't forget the call me button on the site - click it, enter your phone #, it calls you and connects you to our message service, it works & it's FREE
  • tips & tricks
    • Kreg of the excerpt suggests using imdb for names, just mix & match
  • plot bunny
    • a character has a near death experience & comes back changed

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

3:3 Slow but Steady Going

Speaking of total garbage, an mp3!
  • Steven's experience
  • Darusha's experience
  • Get to those local meetups!
  • Feedback
    • Jennifer
    • bobbyjohn
    • Nan
    • Nidonocu
    • Lady Jane Grey
    • Martin
    • jotacon
  • Plot bunnies
    • have one of your characters impersonate another
    • when in doubt, bring in a man with a gun (Raymond Chandler)

Thursday, November 01, 2007

3:2 Day One!

Woo hoo! November first. With an mp3.

  • it wasn't the most auspicious start
  • Darusha's at about 2000 wds
  • Steven has about 800 1166
  • Darusha shares tips about not editing
  • Steven wonders if it's possible to actually not care about quality
Check out for great tunes, including the theme music Dragon Dance by Shiva in Exile.

Keep the feedback coming!