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    The penguin who spent his life on the run after accidentally offending a Princess in a Pink Tutu and Sparkly Heels, and being threatened with banana car squashing They end up friends, of course, and stalking men who like to wear make up guyliner.
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    "The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play." –Olympic Charter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matryeshka View Post
    Guyliner
    Duly corrected.

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    Oh, the FSU-NaNo thread is back!

    I'm also back, and I guess this will be the year when I write my skating novel I've been toying with for a few years now.

    It's gonna be a busy fall for me: being a NaNo ML for my whole country, going to college (well, not actually going as I'm a distance-learner) exams in the first two weeks of December, I also take a translation course, but that's a wee 10 hours every week, and I have a novel to translate until the end of the year, and of course the GP season is about to start… so really, writing a 50.000 word novel on top of all that is just a piece of cake

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    Has anyone ever gone to one of the NaNo write-ins? I've never tried this, but when I was looking at their website earlier, I found out there are quite a few of them scheduled for NYC.
    Is it worthwhile to attend? Does it get your creative juices flowing? Do people socialize at these things, or does everyone just keep quiet and type and/or scribble?
    I am a scribbler, btw. I cannot do anything creative at all if I'm typing - I have to write it out in longhand first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marge_Simpson View Post
    Has anyone ever gone to one of the NaNo write-ins? I've never tried this, but when I was looking at their website earlier, I found out there are quite a few of them scheduled for NYC.
    Is it worthwhile to attend? Does it get your creative juices flowing? Do people socialize at these things, or does everyone just keep quiet and type and/or scribble?
    I am a scribbler, btw. I cannot do anything creative at all if I'm typing - I have to write it out in longhand first.
    It depends on the group and you of course. We once got thrown out of a library (ouch) we were so loud But other times we were quite civilised.

    Some can get really productive, and the sound of other people typing and scribbling away around you can really make you want to write *anything* immediately, just to not feel left out.

    I on the other hand can't write with people around me, but sadly, being ML I can't really opt out of getting to the events.

    You definitely check out though at least one - it's always fun to meet wrimos in your region.

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    What the hell. I'll try anything once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marge_Simpson View Post
    What the hell. I'll try anything once.


    ETA: I've updated my profile, bought some goodies and have a halo. Beijing doesn't seem that active for write-ins yet, but hopefully that will pick up.
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    I've entered a synopsis on my profile. Pity I haven't done anything further by way of planning.

    But then my Nano novel from last year still doesn't have an ending, so I guess it doesn't matter that much!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marge_Simpson View Post
    I am a scribbler, btw. I cannot do anything creative at all if I'm typing - I have to write it out in longhand first.
    I hope you know, that you don't even have to type anything afterwards, if you don't want to. You can always invoke the Luddite Clause.

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    Don't forget to stock up on coffee this weekend folks!


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    I've been outlining and plotting, and I'm all set to start writing.
    Should I post what I write here so you can all abuse me if I slack off?
    Opinions, please. My novel is a satire of The Hunger Games and is set in Canada.

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    OMG, are they going to play Curling to the death? That would be FABULOUS.

    I can see it now: in a post-apocalyptic world, after the great Quebecois invasion, everyone is forced to listen to Celine Dion. They must all talk in funny French accents. Everyone has arms that are cut beyond belief. Each year, the provinces--now called provinces--gather for the Great Curling Games, where the contestants must battle the elements, moose, Russian judges and the winner gets free pears from Harry & David for an entire year. Oh, and the winner gets to kill everyone else by falling on them while attempting a triple axel.

    I would go to the write in. It might take you a while to find the right one--I had words with some fellow NaNoers who took fantasy/sci-fi just a little too seriously. But I found a great group and am looking forward to seeing them again!
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    Marge, my plan is to post words counts here each day.

    Woohoo!! It starts tomorrow!!

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    Good luck to everyone!!
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    Two hours to go and I am quickly losing patience! I only got one trick or treater to keep me entertained tonight, and he was just wearing a lame mask that covered his eyes!!

    I think I start before everyone here, so I'm hoping the next post will actually be a word count!

    Good luck everyone!

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    I don't do NaNo (50,000 isn't a novel anyway, just a novella and borderline-unsalable outside YA which sometimes does short) but by coincidence I have a Fleming-style fan fic that needs finishing and two short stories with submissions closing in December and January that all need to be done...50,000 words in general is a good goal.

    PrincessLepard--isn't there a screenplay-writing month thing? And what's that book? I have though about writing scripts, but don't really know the mechanics.

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    I did it last year & it was an amazing experience. I won, barely!

    The book I wrote is in 2 parts, & I finished the first part. I have only barely begun part 2, and this would be a great time to dive into it.....but not sure I have the time/energy this year, given other projects in the works.

    Regardless, best of luck to all of you wrimos out there!!!! It's a total blast!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by danceronice View Post
    PrincessLepard--isn't there a screenplay-writing month thing? And what's that book? I have though about writing scripts, but don't really know the mechanics.
    The book is called something amazingly original like "How to Write a Screenplay in 30 Days."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matryeshka View Post
    OMG, are they going to play Curling to the death? That would be FABULOUS.

    I can see it now: in a post-apocalyptic world, after the great Quebecois invasion, everyone is forced to listen to Celine Dion. They must all talk in funny French accents. Everyone has arms that are cut beyond belief. Each year, the provinces--now called provinces--gather for the Great Curling Games, where the contestants must battle the elements, moose, Russian judges and the winner gets free pears from Harry & David for an entire year. Oh, and the winner gets to kill everyone else by falling on them while attempting a triple axel.

    I would go to the write in. It might take you a while to find the right one--I had words with some fellow NaNoers who took fantasy/sci-fi just a little too seriously. But I found a great group and am looking forward to seeing them again!
    Great minds think alike, eh?
    I'm not sure about the curling, as I don't know enough about it to spoof it up.
    I plan to feature TimBits and poutine, however.
    You know, after the US economy tanked, it got so bad here that Americans were trying to sneak across the border to Mexico and sail rafts to Cuba. Canada let those who were left come up north, but those who were too stubborn to assimilate and drink pop instead of soda had to be punished. Hence..........the Hungry Games.
    Should I post this demented novel here or not?

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