NaNoWriMo

Why is there no NaNoWriMo thread open?

Are you going to participate? Any plot ideas? How are you going to schedule your time?

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  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    /x/ writes more than IQfy ?

    /x/ is unironically more lit than IQfy ?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      x just actually reads the tomes and sacred texts

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I want to participate but this month SUCKS for me. I'm going to give it a go but I'm sure I'll cave.
    Going to be about a girl who falls in love with a clock.

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Join the NaNo discord!

    https://discord.gg/cj4s38TB

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don‘t believe that anything resembling a worthwhile novel can be written in a month. Not even the rudiments which then go through many times the amount of initial effort in editing.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      yeah i guess i'll have a crack at it. i've got my idea. worst case scenario i hate it and give up like every year

      it's not about writing a good novel in a month

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Faulkner wrote As I Lay Dying in six weeks, which is only a month and a half, and the book is a masterpiece

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yes, even one of the greatest 20th century writers on his work barely exceeding novella length took about this time an a half. My point is proven.

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    F Gardner made the IQfy NaNo server about himself so here's one free of his moronation

    https://discord.gg/fhaFbVEFc

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      F Gardner fricking something up and making it gay? Imagine my shock

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous
    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      F Gardner fricking something up and making it gay? Imagine my shock

      Seethe. Gardner is better than all of you combined. Our server is more popular and active and has a better prize.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Hey Frank, how are all the children you’re grooming?

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just like every year for the past twenty years or so, I will think about it, have no ideas, write nothing, and hate myself a little more.

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    doing it. tried a few years ago but fell off halfway through. this time i'm setting a more modest goal of 30k words. i'm also free-writing instead of trying to write chronologically.

    i've written 2 full-length novels before and abandoned a 3rd (none were worth printing, or could have been revised to be), but i'm optimistic about this project since i've limited myself to a small cast of characters and a fully outlined plot.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      what was it about your two completed manuscripts that you disliked the most, found to be most culpable for your perception of their lacking readiness for publishing?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        the premises were too complicated, so they got bogged down in plot details. as a result, some chapters read more like a manual or a wiki than a novel. it's hard to maintain tension (or any emotion besides boredom and/or confusion) while you're busy explaining e.g. the inner workings of a business.

  8. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I haven't done it in years since I work full-time and have children but I did it a few times and succeeded each time. I ended up posting my stories on Royalroad so they didn't end up languishing on my hard drive forever. You can do it anons, good luck.

  9. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Would anyone read a story about tiny half inch tall people who live in a highway cloverleaf in several kingdoms and fight over roadkill for food alongside other things, and live there to hide from humans so they don't get discovered and their kingdom destroyed by scientists trying to study them. The plot would revolve around a war over what to do about a child who discovers the outskirts of one kingdom.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I think it sounds like a good idea.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Should I write it as a kids book (age 12 or so) or YA (age 16 or so) or an adult novel? The only "bad stuff" in it so to speak was going to be effectively a replica of Picketts Charge across an interstate in the wee hours that gets partly wiped out by a car. I wanted to write it as a tragedy, where the nations all try to keep themselves safe but end up annihilating each other trying to keep hidden from humans when paranoia and distrust lead to different and incompatible ideals on how best to do that.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          I was thinking darker. Like when the kid discovers them, there’s discussion of murdering the child, but they recognize they can’t do it near their homes because it might bring more attention. Then there’s a party that follows the kid home (perhaps even with the kid’s knowledge, as the would-be assassins pretend to be friendly). There’s room for hijinks, but ultimately we’re talking about child murder.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Like when the kid discovers them, there’s discussion of murdering the child, but they recognize they can’t do it near their homes because it might bring more attention.
            That's what I had thought too. And then some kingdoms being more exposed than others and it brings up old tensions.

            [...]
            I think making it adult would be best. A microcosm of realpolitik is what your story is and any amount of sanitizing would compromise and lower the level of in-universe discourse. If you made it for kids it would at most be a generic morality play about a vague idea of tolerance. YA would have a slightly lesser version of the same problem as YA books tackling politics have their plots and worldbuilding broken by simplifying issues and ignoring things like how deeply sexual politics are.

            Is there a way to make it YA just by not including explicit sex or swearing? I mean, enders game does a good job being YA lit without being boring moralistic garbage.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          I was thinking darker. Like when the kid discovers them, there’s discussion of murdering the child, but they recognize they can’t do it near their homes because it might bring more attention. Then there’s a party that follows the kid home (perhaps even with the kid’s knowledge, as the would-be assassins pretend to be friendly). There’s room for hijinks, but ultimately we’re talking about child murder.

          I think making it adult would be best. A microcosm of realpolitik is what your story is and any amount of sanitizing would compromise and lower the level of in-universe discourse. If you made it for kids it would at most be a generic morality play about a vague idea of tolerance. YA would have a slightly lesser version of the same problem as YA books tackling politics have their plots and worldbuilding broken by simplifying issues and ignoring things like how deeply sexual politics are.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >how deeply sexual politics are.
            Come again? (heh)

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Fiscal policy is a little less sexual but things like war, immigration, employment, civil rights, etc. all have some element of sexual competition in them.

  10. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Im writing a medieval cyberpunk pulp novel, where the protagonists stumble into ancient ruins and accidentally revive the old dinosaur tech gods

  11. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Unsuccesfull scientist travels back in time to rape his ex-girlfriends - one by one
    This is the best plot I got.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      It avoids time paradoxes, at least. Him going back in time to rape them doesn’t negate his need to go back to rape them. Actually, it might be funny if the ex-girlfriends didn’t sleep with him in the past BECAUSE the rapes were so traumatizing, and so he ended up wienerblocking himself.

  12. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Why is there no NaNoWriMo thread open?
    Because writing "NaNoWriMo" and hearing it in your head should make you feel embaressed.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      But the people on my local writing discord server are almost as excited for it as they are for Pride Month every year!

  13. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    6000 words in already LETS FRICKING GO

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